[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#581512: Bug#581512: mc: can't run any program from mc

Jiří Paleček jpalecek at web.de
Thu May 13 23:24:02 UTC 2010

On Thu, 13 May 2010 19:51:56 +0200, Yury V. Zaytsev <yury at shurup.com>  

> On Thu, 2010-05-13 at 19:40 +0200, Jiří Paleček wrote:
>> You needn't, but you shouldn't be surprised it's reported again when it
>> isn't visible on mc's bug page.
> Ah really? Wait, I am not following you.
> First you tell me that I should have tagged an invalid bug as fixed in
> some version, whilst it's not a bug and therefore it couldn't have been
> fixed for which reason it was closed without a tag.
> Then you are telling me that the bug is not visible on mc's bug page,
> but you might happen to know about archived bugs, right? So what did I
> do wrong in your opinion again?

You did nothing wrong. But you shouldn't expect people consider archived  
bugs as not applying for them, if they have the unstable version  
installed, and you shouldn't expect people digging the archived bugs  
either (and yes, google search on the title of my bug only shows this one,  
not the others).

>> Since I never edited the mc bindings file, these "user settings" are in
>> fact "mc authors' settings". And no matter they're "authors' settings"
>>  from years ago, mc should not choke on them.
> So how come this file got in there in the first place?
> mc never creates it unless you do this manually or explicitly tell it to
> change the bindings in which case it copies the default bindings and
> lets you edit them in mcedit.

Could be I clicked the "edit extension file" menu item and then didn't  
edit anything.

Still, this particular setting is identical with the upstream one, as a  
search through the git repository shows. You can't say it is a "user  
setting" and mean it seriously. In an ideal world, the settings that the  
user didn't change, and didn't wish to change, would still change  
according to the maintainer.

     Jiri Palecek

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