[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#544996: mc with quick view will freeze and alloc all mem if resized in an xterm

jaz jaz at inorbit.com
Fri Sep 4 11:13:05 UTC 2009

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


see here: http://www.midnight-commander.org/ticket/1504

1. in X open xterm
2. start mc in it with quick view enabled
3. resize window

the contents of the window will disappear and mc will not 
respond because it's busy allocating memory until it's killed

iv'e been able to reproduce this on several machines

i'll try to patch mine with the stuff from the url above,

if everything goes well i'll submit patch 

cheers, jaz

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26 (PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages mc depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.9-4      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
pn  dbview                   <none>          (no description available)
ii  file                     5.03-1          Determines file type using "magic"
ii  lynx                     2.8.7dev13-1    Text-mode WWW Browser (transitiona
ii  mime-support             3.46-1          MIME files 'mime.types' & 'mailcap
pn  odt2txt                  <none>          (no description available)
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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