[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#542196: Bug#542196: mc: Pressing <Enter> on executables does not execute

Patrick Winnertz winnie at debian.org
Thu Aug 20 07:37:03 UTC 2009

Hey Andreas! :)

> It is the case with *any* executable for instance such a ...

Would you mind to send me your .mc folder as .tar.gz in private? Then I
can try to reproduce this with your settings.  Using my settings there
is no error at all.. I can execute every executable I want. 

> As I said providing the executable does probably not help.  It seems
> to be the internal mechanism how mc reacts when you press enter on an
> executable file.  My guess is that mc is internally creating a script
> like
> cat > `mktemp --tmpdir=/tmp/mc-${USER}/ mcextXXXXXX` <<EOT
> #!/bin/sh
> `pwd`/<file_name_to_execute>
Mh... to be honest mc only really execute it as ./$exec on the shell. 

> Will do so.  I just wanted to do a quick check whether this is a known
> issue.
No.. not really. We also tried on the upstream site to reproduce this
issue but we all (8 guys) failed to reproduce this. 

If you could give us some more hints how to reproduce this, this would
really help us. 

> Well, there is no need to ask me for RTFM. ;-)
Sorry for that ;-)


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