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Bug Fix Advisory screen bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0401-2
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-07-21
Last updated on: 2011-07-21
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated screen package that fixes two bugs is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.

The screen utility allows multiple logins on a single terminal. This is
especially useful for users who connect to a remote machine or are connected
using a terminal that does not provide this functionality, but want to use more
than one login.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* The default configuration file contains several tweaks for the xterm terminal
emulator, such as displaying the list of windows in the title bar. However, due
to the strict use of "xterm" in patterns to match the terminal name, these
options were not applied to other xterm variants like xterm-256color or
xterm-88color. This update corrects the relevant patterns to match all xterm
names, resolving this issue. (BZ#474064)

* Previously, the default configuration disabled the use of the "h" key.
Consequent to this, pressing the "Ctrl+a h" key combination to write a printed
version of the current window to a file did not work. With this update, the
"bind h" option has been removed from the default configuration file, and the
above key combination now works as expected. (BZ#521824)

All users of screen are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red
Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
screen-4.0.3-4.el5.src.rpm     MD5: dc513b9efec02b47f222ee32b04b2e5f
SHA-256: fcd55e448905231ec1e93d11d0024086c335228ba1537ab0abc66a6567ffad85
 
IA-32:
screen-4.0.3-4.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: c9c3700fd5a9392ee40d4d04b7cf0899
SHA-256: 1b9e6e3771e0a109b46d705e147fa9dcaa40f96d4f718a8c96ac952cc1529608
 
IA-64:
screen-4.0.3-4.el5.ia64.rpm     MD5: 2924ab4e7a800993ab4726704c4ed74a
SHA-256: 94ca18fad418e9037af733267d61e7cb613fc8fa449b0a7cdc20f950ef7b452e
 
PPC:
screen-4.0.3-4.el5.ppc.rpm     MD5: 1be002920232cc69d46a6d2509f18d45
SHA-256: 55f89ac0a30971a981d6fec3d3b687de6a5588108c629ec5ff093d3cdbd745df
 
s390x:
screen-4.0.3-4.el5.s390x.rpm     MD5: 67d394aa646a572fbe50362a13dc0d7d
SHA-256: 7513a12f7fec72b3d7aae77c616d65c83352ebe24cc20ab49e5f4e32ae86d9d9
 
x86_64:
screen-4.0.3-4.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 78c0138667cc9c800095b1bd4909d022
SHA-256: 63cde2e0599e30f72f3d73f817efbeb535a1a4c75e7b163b445d679af68fb0b4
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
screen-4.0.3-4.el5.src.rpm     MD5: dc513b9efec02b47f222ee32b04b2e5f
SHA-256: fcd55e448905231ec1e93d11d0024086c335228ba1537ab0abc66a6567ffad85
 
IA-32:
screen-4.0.3-4.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: c9c3700fd5a9392ee40d4d04b7cf0899
SHA-256: 1b9e6e3771e0a109b46d705e147fa9dcaa40f96d4f718a8c96ac952cc1529608
 
x86_64:
screen-4.0.3-4.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 78c0138667cc9c800095b1bd4909d022
SHA-256: 63cde2e0599e30f72f3d73f817efbeb535a1a4c75e7b163b445d679af68fb0b4
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

474064 - Default /etc/screenrc not tweaking all xterms
521824 - Screen hardcopy option not working properly


Keywords

screen


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