Re: Installed screen 3.9.5-2.1 (source i386)
On Tue, 2 Nov 1999, Juan Cespedes wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 30, 1999 at 07:10:54PM -0000, J.H.M. Dassen Ray wrote:
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> > Date: Sat, 30 Oct 1999 17:07:08 +0200
> > Source: screen
> > Binary: screen
> > Architecture: source i386
> > Version: 3.9.5-2.1
> > Distribution: unstable
> > Urgency: low
> > Maintainer: J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Description:
> > screen - A screen manager with VT100/ANSI terminal emulation.
> > Changes:
> > screen (3.9.5-2.1) unstable; urgency=low
> > .
> > * NMU. Backed out pty which didn't free ptys correctly. (Fixes: #45628)
> Sorry, but I disagree with that approach to fix that bug.
> Without my patch, "screen" does not work at all if you don't have
> CONFIG_UNIX98_PTYS=y in your kernel, and I think that should be more
> important than freeing ptys.
In my opinion, either is a release critical problem. I've already run into
some problems with utmp and screen because of this pty leakage, and I had
to restart screen because of this.