[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#580109: mc fails to execute a file upon either an enter press or a doubleclick

Andrew ``Bass'' Shcheglov andrewbass at gmail.com
Mon May 3 17:17:04 UTC 2010

Package: mc
Version: 3:
Severity: normal

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'oldstable'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

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

Versions of packages mc depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.9-25     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.22.3-1   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgpm2                       1.20.4-3.2 General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libslang2                     2.2.2-2    The S-Lang programming library - r

Versions of packages mc recommends:
ii  mime-support                  3.48-1     MIME files 'mime.types' & 'mailcap

Versions of packages mc suggests:
ii  arj                      3.10.22-8       archiver for .arj files
ii  bzip2                    1.0.5-3         high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  catdvi                   0.14-11+b1      DVI to plain text translator
ii  dbview                   1.0.4-1         View dBase III files
ii  djvulibre-bin            3.5.22-6        Utilities for the DjVu image forma
ii  evince [pdf-viewer]      2.26.1-2        Document (postscript, pdf) viewer
ii  file                     5.03-5          Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gv [pdf-viewer]          1:3.6.8-1       PostScript and PDF viewer for X
ii  imagemagick              7:   image manipulation programs
ii  links                    2.2-1+b1        Web browser running in text mode
ii  lynx                     2.8.8dev.2-1    Text-mode WWW Browser (transitiona
ii  odt2txt                  0.4-1           simple converter from OpenDocument
ii  okular [pdf-viewer]      4:4.2.4-1       document viewer for KDE 4
ii  perl                     5.10.1-11       Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  python                   2.5.4-2         An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-boto              1.9b-2          Python interface to Amazon's Web S
ii  python-tz                2009u-1         Python version of the Olson timezo
ii  unzip                    6.0-1           De-archiver for .zip files
ii  w3m                      0.5.2-2.1       WWW browsable pager with excellent
ii  xpdf-reader [pdf-viewer] 3.02-1.4+lenny1 Portable Document Format (PDF) sui
ii  xpdf-utils [pdf-viewer]  3.02-1.4        Portable Document Format (PDF) sui
ii  zip                      3.0-1           Archiver for .zip files

-- no debconf information

When enter is pressed upon a focused executable file (e.g.:
the screen blinks, but no file is executed.

When file is not executable,
the correct mailcap handler is invoked.

The filesystem mount options allow files to be executed,
i. e. the file can be executed from the subshell.

The problem is neither user-related (reproducible as a root as well as a
regular user)
nor environment-related (reproducible in the default environment).

Earlier versions (2:4.6.2~git20080311-4, 3: exhibit the same
Unlike Debian build, an mc build from Gentoo (the same version) behaves well.

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