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RE: cygwin, screen, my patches


Thanks for the Cygwin patch. I tried building in a sub-directory from
the source, and uncovered a tiny issue with Here's a patch for

---       Thu Nov  8 14:53:48 2001
+++    Thu Nov  8 14:52:27 2001
@@ -64,3 +64,3 @@
-if eval test "`diff osdef.h | wc -l`" -eq 4; then
+if eval test "`diff osdef.h $srcdir/ | wc -l`" -eq 4; then
   echo "  Hmm, sed is very pessimistic about your system header files."

Also, I'm having a bit of difficulty figuring out how to get more than
25 lines to show up consistently. I built screen with all defaults
accepted (after patching of course), and tried running it. I get a
properly sized screen, with all 40+ lines useable, however "stty -a" now
reports only 25 lines, instead of the 40+ I usually have my DOS/cygwin
window set to (I'm on win2k if that matters). 
AND, If I try running 'vi .screenrc', it only uses 25 lines, and when I
quit vi, I'm stuck with only 25 usable lines, until I run 'resize'.

I'm sure this is a common problem, however I'm wondering if you (Ruf)
have dealt with it under cygwin, and if so, whether you have a

(please respond off the cygwin-apps list on the second point, if you
have any response)


-----Original Message-----
From: Ruf Ruf []
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2001 12:03 PM
Subject: cygwin, screen, my patches


Great job on screen, I can't believe I didn't find out about this
until recently! Anyways, I find myself at a job where I'm stuck on an NT

box. Naturally the next best thing one can do is install cygwin. Cygwin 
doesn't distribute screen. I've sent some notes to the cygwin-apps
list, and I've volunteered for the job of package maintainer for screen

There are a couple of ways I can go about this. One way is to submit my 
patches to you, and then screen would compile out of the box on cygwin
anybody. Another way is for me to use my patches in the framework 
established for cygwin apps. Seems to me the better way is to submit the

patches to you directly, and then you can create a new version with
patches. Or perhaps at the least, you can approve/disapprove of the
and I can fix them if you see a problem. I've based my changes on 

I'm including my patches in a tarball for your perusal. See the included

README for details of the changes I made. Let me know what you think,
again, great job on a very cool utility!

Note: I have not thoroughly tested screen, but I've used it daily
without any problems (NT4sp6).


README - description of changes made
screen-3.9.10-1.patch - my patches, of course =]


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