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Bug 615266 - app-misc/screen-4.3.1-r1 - restore ebuild and improve einfo messages before users upgrade
Summary: app-misc/screen-4.3.1-r1 - restore ebuild and improve einfo messages before u...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Sven Wegener
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-04-11 14:07 UTC by Martin Mokrejš
Modified: 2017-04-25 07:08 UTC (History)
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Description Martin Mokrejš 2017-04-11 14:07:08 UTC
The commit removed screen-4.3.1-r1.ebuild with it files and with screen-4.4.0 I cannot access my screens anymore.

There is incompatibility between the version. See reply to my question:

yes there is incompatibility between those versions, from release message (

"Do note that there was fix to screen message structure field
responsible for $TERM handling, which makes it impossible to attach to
older versions (hence minor version bump)."

You can try to attach by using /proc/$SCREENPID/exe -x

Provided the locations are being shuffled in versions and affected by configure options (see bug #591772) I propose restoring the ebuild. Seems current ebuilds anyway store teh sockets elsewhere.

Moreover, the socket directories mentioned in are not those used by current screen installations in Gentoo. Please cleanup the docs, document which version used what. I would appreciate clear einfo message warning about the issues (different socket dirs, incompatibility).