[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#539917: mc: internal editor does not find its syntax files

Sven Joachim svenjoac at gmx.de
Tue Aug 4 12:43:07 UTC 2009

Package: mc
Version: 2:4.7.0-pre1-1
Severity: important

Editing any file with the internal editor pops up an annoying message

 ┌─────────────── Load syntax file ───────────────┐
 │                                                │
 │  Cannot open file /home/sven/.mc/cedit/Syntax  │
 │  No such file or directory (2)                 │
 │                                                │

Running under strace reveals that mc looks for
/home/sven/.mc/cedit/Syntax and /etc/mc/Syntax, but not for
/usr/share/mc/syntax/Syntax which is shipped in the package.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages mc depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.9-23     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.20.4-1   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgpm2                       1.20.4-3.2 General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libslang2                     2.1.4-3    The S-Lang programming library - r

Versions of packages mc recommends:
ii  imagemagick                7: image manipulation programs

Versions of packages mc suggests:
pn  arj                           <none>     (no description available)
ii  bzip2                         1.0.5-3    high-quality block-sorting file co
pn  dbview                        <none>     (no description available)
ii  file                          5.03-1     Determines file type using "magic"
ii  mime-support                  3.46-1     MIME files 'mime.types' & 'mailcap
ii  odt2txt                       0.4-1      simple converter from OpenDocument
ii  perl                          5.10.0-24  Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  unzip                         6.0-1      De-archiver for .zip files
ii  w3m                           0.5.2-2.1  WWW browsable pager with excellent
pn  xpdf                          <none>     (no description available)
ii  zip                           3.0-1      Archiver for .zip files

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