Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 974619
Screen command does not work on openshift
Last modified: 2015-05-14 19:21:48 EDT
Description of problem:
any call to the screen command fails with "LoginName to long - sorry"
try to start something in a screen
Steps to Reproduce:
1. ssh to openshift gear
2. try to execute any command with screen ( screen "echo test" )
command is not executed
error message: LoginName too long - sorry.
known screen bug. see http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/screen-devel/2011-05/msg00000.html
This is an upstream issue: http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?21653
Even if that upstream issue is fixed, we will also hit another bug because $HOME is too long. We might want to consider offering tmux. We could add a helper in rhcsh for screen that tells the user to use tmux instead.