[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 15:58:17 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-08-09 at 15:09 +0200, Michelle Konzack wrote:

> I have changed the "mc.postinst" file and re-runed "dpkg-reconfigure mc"
> but please can you rebuild toe package with this changement,  maybe  the
> buildsystem complain about it.
> Or maybe Adam has used it du to an ancien bug in "mc"?

It seems that I have found the reason. mc does not know that it should
launch mcedit when evoked as /usr/bin/editor.

I think that probably a Debian-specific patch is better than installing
piles of problematic wrapper junk. Only downside is that this change
will mess up already set-up alternatives. 

Probably this is not too much of an issue as the sysadmin will notice it
anyway during the update process.
Sincerely yours,
Yury V. Zaytsev

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