incompatible screen update

Miroslav Lichvar mlichvar at
Tue Feb 8 11:09:07 UTC 2011

On Tue, Feb 08, 2011 at 08:42:52AM +0100, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Fri, 04.02.11 16:30, Miroslav Lichvar (mlichvar at wrote:
> > - $HOME/.screen is used as socket directory instead of
> >   /var/run/screen
> $HOME is no place to place unix sockets. Unfortunately $HOME might be
> one weirdo file systems which do not support that. Expect bug reports
> about this soon.

Hm, screen wouldn't be the only one doing that, I see in my home
sockets belonging to rxvt-unicode and uim. Anyway, the directory can
be set by SCREENDIR environment variable.

Is this worse than allowing users to write in /var/run/screen? (bug #667252)

Miroslav Lichvar

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