[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#605708: mc: SFTP on non-standard SSH port freezes

Alex Cartwright alexc223 at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 2 15:33:15 UTC 2010

Package: mc
Version: 2:4.6.2~git20080311-4
Severity: normal

When trying to create a new 'Shell Link' to an SFTP host on a non-standard SSH
port (read, other than port 22) MC freezes while connecting. The string I am
entering in when prompted for the host is 'user at host:port'.

Once I hit enter the expected behaviour is to connect and then prompt for the
password (this is what it does on my Arch Linux install). However, looking at
the SFTP hosts /var/log/auth.log there is no even an attempted connection.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.7
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages mc depends on:
ii  libc6                       2.7-18lenny6 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libglib2.0-0                2.16.6-3     The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgpm2                     1.20.4-3.1   General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libslang2                   2.1.3-3      The S-Lang programming library - r

mc recommends no packages.

Versions of packages mc suggests:
pn  arj                      <none>          (no description available)
ii  bzip2                    1.0.5-1+lenny1  high-quality block-sorting file co
pn  dbview                   <none>          (no description available)
ii  file                     4.26-1          Determines file type using "magic"
ii  lynx                     2.8.7dev9-2.1   Text-mode WWW Browser (transitiona
ii  mime-support             3.44-1          MIME files 'mime.types' & 'mailcap
pn  odt2txt                  <none>          (no description available)
ii  perl                     5.10.0-19lenny2 Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  unzip                    5.52-12         De-archiver for .zip files
ii  w3m                      0.5.2-2+lenny1  WWW browsable pager with excellent
pn  xpdf                     <none>          (no description available)
ii  zip                      2.32-1          Archiver for .zip files

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