Description of problem:
Unable to start screen when using rxvt-unicode-256color.
The error is: "$TERM too long - sorry."
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install rxvt-unicode-256color (in my case fedora).
2. start urxvt256c.
3. verify that $TERM is rxvt-unicode-256color.
4. scp /usr/share/terminfo/r/rxvt-unicode-256color rhel6srv:.terminfo/r/
5. ssh rhel6srv.
6. start screen.
There is a patch for screen 4.0.3:
Also see the bug reported (and fixed) in fedora 18 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=907472
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inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
*** Bug 1059533 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.
Almost 2.5 years to fix a stupid bug...
This is not about stupid bug but about capacities and priorities.
But feel free to use it. Hopefully without another bugs.
> But feel free to use it. Hopefully without another bugs.
Thx, but I fixed my screen rpm package 2.5 years ago. Thank you anyway.
Well this wasn't nice.
If you upgrade 6.6 -> 6.7 and you cannot attach to your screen anymore do a downgrade.
This patch changes the structs of the screen and after this patch you cannot attach screen running the old version.
yum downgrade screen-4.0.3-16.el6.x86_64.rpm
And do the upgrade after you have rebooted the machine, or before planned reboot.