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Re: "Name collision between" various terminals

From: Aaron Davies
Subject: Re: "Name collision between" various terminals
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 09:29:21 -0500

On Monday, December 21, 2009, Aaron Davies <address@hidden> wrote:
> A new oddity just showed up in the version of screen installed at
> work--when starting screen, or creating a new window, I get several
> hundred messages of the form "Name collision between TERM TERM", where
> TERM is the name of some terminal. (E.g. the first such message says
> "Name collision between xterm xterm".) This persists when I start
> screen with no rc file (i.e. screen -c /dev/null). This only started
> today, and only affects linux boxes, not solaris. Both are running
> "Screen version 4.00.03 (FAU) 23-Oct-06" though it may be of interest
> that the solaris version was compiled only last week. Any ideas what's
> going on?

For future reference and the benefit of anyone who finds this post in
google, the problem appears to be a version issue with ncurses. My
screen was compiled against, and using LD_PRELOAD to
execute it with .5.4 instead makes the problem go away.

Aaron Davies

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