[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#552486: mc: Cannot disable "tabs" and "spaces" visibility in MC

Camaleón noelamac at gmail.com
Sun Dec 20 17:24:33 UTC 2009

El 2009-12-20 a las 15:23 +0100, Denis Briand escribió:

> Hello Camaleón,
> Thank you for your bug report.
> Sorry but I can't reproduce it on these both versions:
> 	* 2:4.6.2-git20080311-4 (stable)
> 	* 2:4.7.0-pre1-3 (testing/unstable)
> Maybe the issue come from your system configuration.
> In doubt, can you try with the last version 2:4.7.0-pre1-3 please?

To reproduce the bug:

su -
mcedit /root/.mc/ini

Then, change the desired values:


Press F2 to save.

Now, as root (to use the MC profile we just have modifed), open 
MC by typing "mc" and navigate to "/root/.mc/ini". The values are 
reverted back again.

There is a workaround I just have found:

su -
nano /root/.mc/ini

Change the desired values and save the file.

Now it works as expected.

In brief, when editing the "ini" file using "mcedit", the values are 
reverted back to the originals. When editing the "ini" file with 
another editor (i.e., nano), the values are correctly keept.

Not sure if that makes any sense, but at least is what I am seeing right 
now. Can you please confirm this behavior?

I have not computer running testing/unstable so I cannot test a newer MC 
release at this momment. Anyway, if you cannot reproduce it in stable 
by any means, I can install a VM with testing to check the new version 
and see how it behaves.



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