On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 10:21:20AM -0000, Axel Beckert wrote:
> Steve Langasek wrote:
> > I believe this is a bug in screen.  The postinst script has code to
> > handle the changed requirements for /run/screen permissions, but then
> > immediately afterwards a debhelper code snippet runs which clobbers them
> > again.

> I currently don't see that clobbering, at least not in Debian:

> The maintainer-written code creates
> /etc/tmpfiles.d/screen-cleanup.conf in most cases.

> It also links /lib/systemd/system/screen-cleanup.service to /dev/null.

> debhelper-generated code seems to create
> /usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/screen-cleanup.conf — which is overridden by
> /etc/tmpfiles.d/screen-cleanup.conf if it exists.

Brian has also not been able to reproduce this behavior, and I haven't
reproduced it by installing the package, only by directly running the
command from the postinst which I believe would be run as part of the

I do have /etc/tmpfiles.d/screen-cleanup.conf and it is correct.  My
permissions for /run/screen on boot are correct.  But when I ran that
command, /etc/tmpfiles.d/screen-cleanup.conf seemed to have been ignored.

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