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Re: Bug#644788: Bug#654116: RFH: screen -- terminal multiplexor with VT100/ANSI terminal emulation

Hi Marco,

Marco d'Itri wrote:
> >    1) Let the preinst maintainer script make a copy of the old screen
> >       binary, provide a script to clean up this mess afterwards,
> >       inform the user via debconf about the issue and his
> >       possibilities (where the copy of the old screen is, etc.).
> > 
> >       Disadvantage: It's a non-dpkg-managed mess.
> I strongly recommend this solution, along with a proper debconf notice.
> /tmp is a good choice because the next reboot will automatically clean 
> up everything (and obviously the old binary will not be needed after 
> a reboot).

Thanks for that hint. This sounds better (and especially less messy)
than I thought! :-)

> >    2) Make screen 4.0.3 and screen 4.1.0 installable at the same time,
> >       i.e. give them different source and binary package names.
> This would require a great amount of work

I fear so, yes.

> to fix a tiny problem which presents itself just for the length of
> the upgrade process, if at all.

Correct. It's an option nevertheless, so I mentioned it.

Thanks for your insight!

		Regards, Axel
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