[Pkg-mc-devel] midnight commander bug
dk-sk at skynet.be
Mon Dec 13 19:09:27 UTC 2010
I have used midnight commander since many years (i guess since 1997) and
have never encountered any problems until this weekend: while making a
backup from a windows 7 install on an ext2 - partitioned disk, midnight
commander (under slackware 13.1, 64bit) simply stopped after copying
about 45000 files from the 65000 files of the "windows"-directory of a
windows 7 install. I did not get any error message from mc, that's why,
initially, I thought all files were copied until I double checked.
A "sysctl -a" showed me that fs.file-max was set to 204334, so, the
problem was not due to the linux kernel settings.
Because I was to lazy to use the cp -r command I rebooted the system
under debian lenny 5.0.6 (amd 64 bit version) and used mc to copy the
same windows 7 backup. Again, midnight commander just stopped after
about 45000 files without any error message. Finally I managed to copy
all files by using "cp -r".
By the way, are there any good alternatives for midnight commander under
blackbox or fluxbox windowmanager ( I never use KDE or GNOME and their
libraries because these are too bulky, unreliable and unsecure) ?
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