[CDBUG-talk] FW: alternative for 'screen'?
bsduser at gfoyle.org
Fri May 2 14:02:03 EDT 2008
> > JV Hays wrote:
> >> After installing FreeBSD 7 under VMWare this morning I see to my
> >> dismay there is no port available for the GNU screen program
> >> (evidently there is/was a security flaw). What do you guys
> >> recommend as an alternative?
> >> -JV Hays
> > I have screen installed on several of my systems, and I've
> not noticed > any report from portaudit about there being an
> outstanding security
> > -- James L. Lauser
> > james at jlauser.net
> > Owner, jlauser.net Hosting Services
> > http://jlauser.net/
> I suspect an out of date ports tree for the original poster.
> to http://www.freshports.org/sysutils/screen/ the last vuln
> related to
> version 4.0.2_4 which was replaced by 4.0.3 on 26 Oct 2006 05:27:46
> Dan Langille
Thanks for the nudge in the right direction. The real reason behind my post
is just ignorance of Free BSD. I don't use it often and I installed it,
tried to run screen from the prompt, and then tried to install it with the
one command I could remember: 'pkg_add -r', with these results:
screen: Command not found.
jh_freebsd# pkg_add -r screen
Error: FTP Unable to get
een.tbz: File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)
pkg_add: unable to fetch
reen.tbz' by URL
After getting all your posts, I dusted off my brain and executed:
and screen is now installed and working on my system. I'm still not quite
sure why the 'pkg_add -r' did not work, since this command worked with a
couple of other packages. Oh well.
Thanks again for all the helpful hints.
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