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bug #52733: Support for $SYSSCREENRC went missing

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Submitted on:  Sat 23 Dec 2017 10:45:18 PM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: None
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Mon 25 Dec 2017 02:18:08 PM UTC, comment #1:

If you want branch from which releases are done, please use screen-v4.

Master contains development for v5 and some changes which can go with mayor version upgrade:
./configure --with-system_screenrc=/etc/screenrc (to change it at compile time)
and you can set $SYSTEM_SCREENRC to something else

and as always screen suppports -c /path/to/file for choosing config file

And yes documentation on master will need to be updated.

Amadeusz Sławiński <amade>
Project Administrator
Sat 23 Dec 2017 10:45:18 PM UTC, original submission:

While 4.6.2 has fully working support for the environment
variable $SYSSCREENRC, current git (as of 2017-12-23) seems
to have lost this support. A few occurrences of the variable
name in the documentation is all that's left.

Please restore that functionality, it is very helpful when
handling multiple versions of screen (e.g. for testing new

Using "git bisect" (bear with me, I don't know git), I think I
found the commit where support got dropped (at least the #define
ALLOW_SYSSCREENRC in acconfig.h vanished):

[df1c012227c95dd7aafe8706f4537445ba8f5d48] rewrite configure.ac from scratch

Having an option instead of an environment variable would be fine, too,
of course.



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