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Bug#649240: Bug#644788: Bug#649240: Upcoming upgrade issues with GNU Screen for Wheezy

Hi Steve,

Steve Langasek wrote:
> Screen maintainers, could you please correct this lack of
> compatibility with the old protocol, which causes problems for any
> users trying to do distribution upgrades from inside of screen?


I just checked if reverting a few patches would help us in an easy
way, but the changes seem to be too invasive.

Sadrul bumped the msg struct version deliberately in these commits:


>From the commit message of the last one:

    A small change in the messaging system is necessary, thus bumping
    the message version, for the first time since it has been
    introduced, it seems. But I don't think it's going to break

Well, I guess we have a different opinion WRT to the breakage caused
by this commit. ;-)

For the discussion, the commit message refers to

Explanation of the message versions used so far in screen at

		Regards, Axel
 ,''`.  |  Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>, http://people.debian.org/~abe/
: :' :  |  Debian Developer, ftp.ch.debian.org Admin
`. `'   |  1024D: F067 EA27 26B9 C3FC 1486  202E C09E 1D89 9593 0EDE
  `-    |  4096R: 2517 B724 C5F6 CA99 5329  6E61 2FF9 CD59 6126 16B5

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