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

On Mon, Jan 02, 2012 at 09:28:39AM +0100, Romain Francoise wrote:
> Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org> writes:
> >    3) Tell people via the release notes that they should not run the
> >       dist-upgrade inside screen, but inside tmux instead.
> Unfortunately tmux has an issue of its own for squeeze → wheezy upgrades,
> the socket path was changed from /var/run/tmux to /tmp in order to remove
> the setgid bit from the binary. So while the protocol itself hasn't
> changed, the new tmux won't see the old servers unless given the path
> explicitly (as documented in NEWS.Debian).

tmux breaks compatibility every a short while, this is one of reasons¹
people tend to prefer screen.  So if you can manage making the transition
seamless, we'll love you a whole lot more.

[¹]. The other reason is tmux having some dubious default config choices
(it's configurable, though).  On the other hand, tmux has better handling of
finer Unicode points.

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