[Pkg-mc-devel] [Bug 758365] Re: mcedit converts all characters into periods
Yury V. Zaytsev
yury at shurup.com
Tue Apr 12 07:32:29 UTC 2011
Yes, use package from my PPA or upgrade to Natty.
** Changed in: mc (Ubuntu)
Status: New => Fix Released
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mcedit converts all characters into periods
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Binary package hint: mc
After upgrading from Lucid 4.7.0-1 to Maverick 220.127.116.11 my installation
of Midnight Commander worked - except for the mcedit component.
Opening and displaying existing files works. But when editing any
files (local / remote) it only ever inserts dots. No alphanumeric or
other ASCII characters are accepted (=just turned into full stops).
1 -> .
2 -> .
A -> .
Q -> .
It's not just a display thing. When saving an edited test file those
characters really turned out to be full stops, 0x2E.
More curiously, mcedit accepts all other keystrokes (F10, F2). And it
displays alphanumeric/ascii input in any dialog boxes (F7 search)
trouble-free. It's really just the main editor area which turns
everything into dots.
Copy and Paste works without turning text into dots. And amusingly
Menu>Format>Insert-Literals also allows injecting any letters/numbers.
Downgrading back to the Lucid version 4.7.0-1 however "mcedit" works
as before. So I assume it's not a locale issue.
Anyway, TERM=xterm (via gnome-terminal), LANG=de_DE.UTf-8, same for
The Natty version 18.104.22.168-1 too works correctly for me. Reinstalling 22.214.171.124-1 I'll get the weird dots again.
It also happens on the raw console (TERM=linux) and normal `xterm` as well as `xfce4-terminal` (TERM=xterm).
Not sure if this bug report is of any use. Probably not. No idea what to investigate else here.
Just wanted to report it. Weirded me out.
For me this issue will solve itself in a few weeks. (Just upgraded to Maverick to upgrade to Natty later.)
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