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

Andreas Tille tillea at rki.de
Thu Aug 20 08:26:39 UTC 2009

On Thu, 20 Aug 2009, Patrick Winnertz wrote:

> Would you mind to send me your .mc folder as .tar.gz in private?

I actually don't mind - but I try to do my share to track down the
problem. ;-)

> 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.

After completely deleting my ~/.mc directory the problem vanished.
So I'll try to inject the backup I made and will seek for the config
file responsible for the problem and will keep you informed.

>> cat > `mktemp --tmpdir=/tmp/mc-${USER}/ mcextXXXXXX` <<EOT
>> #!/bin/sh
>> `pwd`/<file_name_to_execute>
>> EOT
> Mh... to be honest mc only really execute it as ./$exec on the shell.

This is what I expected as well - but the string on the console
seems to support my assumption.  Perhaps there is a config option
which by chance triggered the behaviour I was guessing above.

>> 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.

I seem to have a tendency to trigger strange bugs in programms.  A
friend of mine on the physics department had developed this skill to
a real masterhood - he was able to trigger a bug in nearly any
program and we used to ask him to serve as guinea pig user for
own written software ... ;-)

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

After having deleted the ~/.mc directory it appeared only once and
now it vanished.  Whatever it might have been - I do not really care
any more if it happens only the first time.

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

No problem. ;-))

I'll come up with further information later


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