[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#599705: sort_order=time in ~/.mc/panels.ini is ignored

NN_il_Confusionario pinkof.pallus at tiscalinet.it
Sun Oct 10 11:06:02 UTC 2010

Package: mc
Version: 3:
Severity: normal

For the mc package in lenny and before, when one puts sort_order=time in
the suitable configuration file in ~/.mc/ (or equivalently when one
saves that option from the menus) then a newly started mc sorts files by
modification time in the suitable panel.

This is no longer true in version 4.7.x (mc starts with sorting by name)
in various combinations: lenny [dpkg -i of an old package whose
dependencies are satisfied in lenny] or current squeeze; i386, amd64 or
powerpc; current official debian package or upseteam 4.7.4 compiled from
source (after a apt-get build-dep mc).

The partial workaroud I am using now is

PanelSortOrderByName= alt-n
PanelSortOrderByMTime= alt-m

in ~/.mc/mc.keymap

I suggest that something like that be put in debian's official /etc/mc/mc.keymap

A brutal change that I might consider (for my private use only) is
changing "name" into "time" in the first line with sort_order in setup.c
from mc sourecs, but that workaroud is evidently too brutal and not
sufficiently general.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.6
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)

Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages mc depends on:
ii  libc6                       2.7-18lenny4 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

Versions of packages mc recommends:
ii  mime-support                  3.44-1     MIME files 'mime.types' & 'mailcap

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  catdvi          <none>                   (no description available)
pn  dbview          <none>                   (no description available)
ii  djvulibre-bin   3.5.20-8+lenny1          Utilities for the DjVu image forma
ii  file            4.26-1                   Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gv [pdf-viewer] 1:3.6.5-2                PostScript and PDF viewer for X
ii  imagemagick     7: image manipulation programs
ii  lynx            2.8.7dev9-2.1            Text-mode WWW Browser (transitiona
pn  odt2txt         <none>                   (no description available)
ii  perl            5.10.0-19lenny2          Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  python          2.5.2-3                  An interactive high-level object-o
pn  python-boto     <none>                   (no description available)
pn  python-tz       <none>                   (no description available)
ii  unzip           5.52-12                  De-archiver for .zip files
ii  w3m             0.5.2-2+lenny1           WWW browsable pager with excellent
ii  xpdf-reader [pd 3.02-1.4+lenny2          Portable Document Format (PDF) sui
ii  xpdf-utils [pdf 3.02-1.4+lenny2          Portable Document Format (PDF) sui
ii  zip             2.32-1                   Archiver for .zip files

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