Install `dtach` on



6 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: paul, Assigned: jabba)






6 years ago
dtach is like screen/tmux, but for one single process (no windows and panel). It's useful when you want to detach an irssi session from a screen/tmux.

Comment 1

6 years ago
:kang - can you review and ack?
Assignee: server-ops → server-ops-infra
Component: Server Operations → Server Operations: Infrastructure
QA Contact: shyam → jdow
please use needinfo or assign to be sure i don't miss those :)

as for dtach, it sounds fine. Does it has an EPEL or similar repository?

The software itself doesn't really seems to have been updated for a while. If it has a proper upstream repository (well-known, signed), i'm fine with it

Comment 3

6 years ago
Looks like RHEL provides the RPMs, so I'd trust that they are maintained properly:
root@people1.dmz.scl3:~> yum info dtach
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
Available Packages
Name        : dtach
Arch        : x86_64
Version     : 0.8
Release     : 4.el6
Size        : 26 k
Repo        : rhel-x86_64-server-6
Summary     : A simple program that emulates the detach feature of screen
License     : GPLv2+
Description : 
            : dtach is a program that emulates the detach feature of screen, with
            : less overhead.  It is designed to be transparent and un-intrusive; it
            : avoids interpreting the input and output between attached terminals
            : and the program under its control. Consequently, it works best with
            : full-screen applications such as emacs.

I've gone ahead and set it to be installed:

jabba@jabbamini:~/svn/puppet/trunk/modules/shellserver/manifests> svn ci -m "adding dtach package, bug 813482"
Sending        manifests/people.pp
Transmitting file data .
Committed revision 53148.

Should be available the next time puppet runs (usually within a half hour).
Assignee: server-ops-infra → jdow
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Component: Server Operations: Infrastructure → Infrastructure: Other
Product: → Infrastructure & Operations
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