[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#592208: Bug#592208: Bug#592208: mc: Can't open files for edit (F4) with space in filenames

Yury V. Zaytsev yury at shurup.com
Mon Aug 9 11:53:51 UTC 2010


On Mon, 2010-08-09 at 11:57 +0200, Michelle Konzack wrote:

> Maybe Debian should drop the thing with "mcedit-debian"?

This is actually something I don't understand either. 

It was added by Adam Byrtek <alpha at debian.org> sometime at the beginning
of the century (even before the package source got into a source control
system) and until now, nobody run into this bug.

My guess is that maybe the alternatives system at that time didn't
accept symlinks as valid editors, so he decided to create a wrapper
instead to work around this problem.

Whether it's true or not and if it is still needed or not I have no
clue. This would be a subject of an investigation on its own...
Sincerely yours,
Yury V. Zaytsev

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