Updated screen packages that fix one bug and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The "screen" utility allows users to have multiple logins on a single terminal.
- Previously, starting the "screen" utility in the rxvt-unicode-256color terminal emulator failed with a "$TERM too long" error. This update fixes the underlying code and "screen" starts on this emulator as expected.
- With this update, the "screen" utility logs both successful and unsuccessful authentication attempts to a text terminal locked by "screen". This provides users with an additional venue of monitoring the operations and security of their system.
Users of screen are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug and add this enhancement.