Bug#649240: Upcoming upgrade issues with GNU Screen for Wheezy
On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 04:03:30 +0100, Axel Beckert wrote:
> Hi Release-Team,
> I wanted to make you aware of an issue with screen which will very
> likely be present when dist-upgrading from Squeeze to Wheezy inside a
> Screen session:
> If upstream doesn't add some option to let a screen 4.1.0 client
> communicate with a screen 4.0.3 server, it won't be possible to
> reattach to a running 4.0.3 screen session if screen has been upgraded
> to 4.1.0 already.
> I still have some hope, but if there's really no chance, this is IMHO
> definitely something which should go into the release notes.
> Possible suggestions for the release notes: Use tmux instead of screen
> for the dist-upgrade. Not really a laudable note for screen, but I
> have currently no better idea.
> And even if upstream adds some backward compatibility command-line
> option, this option should be mentioned in the Release Notes anyway
> Anyway, I'll let you know when I uploaded a screen 4.1.0 package to
> unstable and which options we have then.