[Pkg-mc-devel] Midnight Comander 4.8.1 [RFS]

Andreas Tille andreas at an3as.eu
Fri Feb 24 22:40:24 UTC 2012

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 10:49:22PM +0100, Yury V. Zaytsev wrote:
> He has put a link to the *.dsc file in one of his previous e-mails:
> http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/m/mc/mc_4.8.1-1.dsc
> There is a tool out there to fetch the packages by *.dsc of which I
> can't remember, because paradoxically I'm a Red Hat guy, but you can
> also fetch the package manually:

The tool is called dget. :-)
> > The idea was to at least update to a newer VCS.
> Dmitry also agrees on that.

I guess somebody just needs to do this.
> I have just checked collab-maint out and apparently it's just an alioth
> project were people can have same access rights to git repositories
> hosting packages.
> As far as I understand the idea behind this set up, it is often
> convenient to have less granularity in whom exactly has push access to
> the repositories.
> For many packages you would actually like to have all DDs access to it +
> even some proven -guest accounts.
> I don't mind if Dmitry creates a nice and fresh gbp-compatible
> repository at collab-maint as long as I can also be added to
> collab-maint, so that I have push access.
> I'm not a control freak and besides, the pkg-mc team has almost ceased
> its existence, so maybe collab-maint based reboot is in order.

I'm also do not have a very strong opinion about this.  The main point
is that there is a repository at all.  We decided to drop the old SVN
(even if history is lost which I do not consider a great loss because
there is snapshot.debian.org) and choose Git as the future Vcs.  So just
decide either for creating the Git repository in pkg-mc project or do it
in collab-maint.  Both is fine - the doer decides (and announces her to
get others informed).

> Hopefully the above answers your questions.

I have not read all the mails of this thread.  Just tell me if you want
me to test and sponsor the package which is currently at mentors and
I'll do so tomorrow.  I have tested  mc 4.8.1 in the flavour of the
debdiff provided by Maarten in Launchpad (thanks in any case for
preparing) and can confirm that it works flawlessly for me.  Dimitry, it
might make sense to read the mailing list archive thread starting at


to learn about the discussion which happened here on this list and
might give you some insight into the current affair.

Kind regards and thanks for your effort



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