Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446049
Screen multiuser mode broken
Last modified: 2008-05-28 22:52:06 EDT
Description of problem:
After update to screen-4.0.3-9.fc8, multiuser mode could not be used.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
In order to use screen multiuser mode, screen executable must be suid root.
Otherwise, screen print message 'Must run suid root for multiuser support' and
exits. After setting suid on /usr/bin/screen, screen starts and exits
imediately, in xterm's title will be message:
Cannot open /dev/pts/8: Permission denied
Steps to Reproduce:
1. chmod u+s /usr/bin/screen
2. chmod 755 /var/run/screen (required by screen)
Screen exists imediately with message 'Cannot open /dev/pts/8: Permission
Screen should open new shell
Previous version (4.0.3-8) works as expected.
screen-4.0.3-10.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
screen-4.0.3-12.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
screen-4.0.3-10.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
screen-4.0.3-12.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.