[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#544376: regression: search string no longer reused between files

Drew Parsons dparsons at debian.org
Mon Aug 31 02:12:17 UTC 2009

Package: mc
Version: 2:4.7.0-pre1-3
Severity: normal

In the new version there appears to be a regression in the mc search
facility (the search box triggered by F7 or / in the internal viewer
or editor).

In previous versions, the entry string in the search box would be
populated with the previous search string.  This was incredibly
useful, it meant you could check for equivalent pieces of information
in different files without having to retype the same search string
over and over again for every different file.  (It never got in the way
since you could enter a different search string just by typing).

In the new version of mc, this behaviour not longer occurs. The search
string starts up blank for every single file. 

The old behaviour is still there while you remain inside one file (the
search string is populated for repeat searches), but on opening a
different file your search term is lost again.

The search box does have a search history drop-down list, but this is not as
convenient.  The old, useful and convenient, behaviour might be
restored by prepopulating the search string with the first entry of
that history list.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages mc depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.9-25     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:
ii  arj                      3.10.22-6       archiver for .arj files
ii  bzip2                    1.0.5-3         high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  dbview                   1.0.4-1         View dBase III files
ii  file                     5.03-1          Determines file type using "magic"
ii  lynx                     2.8.7rel.1-1    Text-mode WWW Browser (transitiona
ii  mime-support             3.46-1          MIME files 'mime.types' & 'mailcap
ii  odt2txt                  0.4-1           simple converter from OpenDocument
ii  perl                     5.10.0-25       Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  unzip                    6.0-1           De-archiver for .zip files
ii  xpdf                     3.02-1.4+lenny1 Portable Document Format (PDF) sui
ii  zip                      3.0-1           Archiver for .zip files

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