[arch-dev-public] WARNING: changes to screen in testing

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Mon Oct 22 14:21:09 EDT 2012

Am 22.10.2012 20:13, schrieb Dave Reisner:
> On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 08:00:18PM +0200, Thomas Bächler wrote:
>> When you run with systemd's default tmpfiles configuration and you use
>> screen, your screen sockets are deleted after 10 days. This is bad and
>> caused me some trouble.
>> I changed screen in testing to use /run/screens instead, which won't be
>> cleared by tmpfiles - and it is the correct place for this stuff anyway.
> Bleh, XDG_RUNTIME_DIR would a be a better place, but sadly this isn't
> going to exist for some population of users.

For the multi-user features of screen to work, you need to store all
screen sockets in one place.

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