Subject: Re: Problem with "screen -r"
To: Mindaugas <>
From: Rhialto <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/01/2006 12:14:20
On Fri 30 Jun 2006 at 16:07:13 +0300, Mindaugas wrote:
> By the way, talking about 3.0, here is another problem of screen:

I was just about to say the same. I found and fixed a 64-bit problem in
the configure phase, causing it to think that (on LP64) we used terminfo
instead of termcap.

However, later on I found another issue, and for some reason it doesn't
want to add to my pr, so I'll mention it here:

Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 12:46:35 +0200
From: Rhialto <>
Subject: Re: pkg/3380

I found out that my fix only fully works if TERM=vt100 before you start
screen. If TERM=xterm, it only works half: no OOPSes, but the alternate
characters are not shown in the alternate character set (so instead of
line drawing you get some letters).

This does work on i386 (although that binary was compiled a lot longer
ago). There must be some other 64-bit bug lurking somewhere. It's not
that the termcap entry for xterm is too long, since it is just within
the 1024 bytes mark.

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