bugGNU Screen - Bugs: bug #21653, LoginName too long - sorry.


bug #21653: LoginName too long - sorry.

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Tue 27 Nov 2007 07:25:36 PM UTC
Votes: 250
Category:  Crash/Freeze/Infloop Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  * 6 Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  jesstess
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  None
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  Later
Work Required:  0 - Hours
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  Spam posted by oopasp3zine88
Thu 22 Oct 2015 07:44:01 PM UTC, comment #10: 

Hello. I utilized this site along with this site here http://superuser.com/questions/566697/use-of-screen-on-terminal-is-blocked-by-length-of-user-name to resolve the long login name bug in OSX 10.9 and 10.10. I recently updated to 10.11 and have the problem back, however now I am unsuccessful at patching and making a new screen in this version of OSX that will work with my "long" username. I have also tested this method https://gist.github.com/4np/5111826 which is also unsuccessful for me. I am wondering if Jessica or anyone else here has had success or can help out (I am NOT a developer - yet ;) . I am also curious if Amadeusz can expound upon the edting of the os.h header user defineable section - what should be edited? I see three sections: TERMCAP_BUFSIZE, MAXPATHLEN, and IOSIZE. Thank you.

XeL <x3lph0r>
Mon 08 Jun 2015 10:21:34 AM UTC, comment #9: 

So, can we close this bugreport?

Alexander Naumov <anaumov>
Group administrator
Wed 23 Apr 2014 06:55:55 PM UTC, comment #8: 

Fixed in screen-v4 branch - login can have up to 256 characters.
If users need longer they should edit os.h header in user defines part near bottom.

Amadeusz Sławiński <amade>
Group administrator
Mon 15 Jul 2013 06:27:14 PM UTC, comment #7: 

I hope this isn't too off-topic, but since the last two comments asked, the "workaround" for OpenShift is to use tmux instead of screen.

Andy Grimm <agrimm>
Sat 23 Feb 2013 09:35:27 PM UTC, comment #6: 

+1 I'm on OpenShift as well and really need screen. Is there any known workaroun?

Wed 22 Aug 2012 06:01:57 PM UTC, comment #5: 

I get this error message when I try running screen after I sshd on my Redhat OpenShift machine. An OpenShift username is typically 33 characters long, being a random UUID like a7e8a7b8573e4eb26b52d36e4c875f12 .

Ab Dull <abdull>
Tue 27 Oct 2009 04:11:35 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Any hope of getting this fixed? Pretty please? It's such a silly limitation, and makes this great program completely and utterly unusable because of it.

Sun 06 Sep 2009 01:59:02 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Since the linked URL currently returns an internal server error, I'm uploading what archive.org has stored to save others the same effort.

(file #18676)

Max Kalashnikov <maxkalashnikov>
  Spam posted by anonymous
Fri 04 Jan 2008 10:14:25 PM UTC, comment #1: 

might suggest using a hash for the login name combined with some n-char substring (which will generally be the whole name for most people anyway).

Tue 27 Nov 2007 07:25:36 PM UTC, original submission:  

Screen is unusable for people with long names.

    konstantin.ryabitsev@devserv:[~]$ screen
    LoginName too long - sorry.

Please consider finding a better solution for those of us who are forced to bind our machines to AD.

Someone suggested this patch:

but it is not optimal, since it has potential for collisions.



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    2015-06-08 anaumov Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2014-04-23 amade StatusIn Progress Fixed
    2013-06-27 donpellegrino Carbon-Copy- Added donpellegrino
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    2009-09-06 maxkalashnikov Attached File- Added screen_long_username.diff, #18676
    2008-06-23 micahcowan CategoryNone Crash/Freeze/Infloop
        Planned ReleaseNone Later
        Work RequiredNone 0 - Hours
    2008-06-15 micahcowan Priority5 - Normal 6
        StatusNone Need Investigation

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