[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#485935: Fixed application names in mc.ext

vainee at email.cz vainee at email.cz
Thu Jun 12 11:26:08 UTC 2008

Package: mc
Version: 2:4.6.2~git20080311-1
Severity: normal


I have noticed a problem with extension bindings after last mc update.
The most file types that was opening properly before the update cannot
be opened now (e.g. *.pdf, all images). It seems that the system binding
file (/etc/mc/mc.ext) has started using the fixed applications instead of
some mime-oriented method like run-mailcap. I know that I can modify
bindings on my own but I think this is not good configuration in general.
Everyone has different applications installed and the fixed app names
preconfigured in mc.ext would forbid to open files from mc using default

It seems that upstream version is using this fixed application names so
maybe only some debian patches was omited or changed.
I believe this is not new feature but only some bug that will be repaired
in the future.

Pavel Vejnarek

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=cs_CZ.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=cs_CZ.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages mc depends on:
ii  libc6                      2.7-10        GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.16.3-2      The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgpmg1                   1.20.3~pre3-3 General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libslang2                  2.1.3-3       The S-Lang programming library - r

mc recommends no packages.

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