[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#661435: mc: lynx-like motion "forgotten" during upgrade to 4.8.1

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Mon Feb 27 08:25:05 UTC 2012

Package: mc
Version: 3:4.8.1-1
Severity: normal

I had Lynx-like motion enabled in mc 3:

Upgrading to mc 3:4.8.1-1 auto-migrated config files, but my
customization to enable Lynx-like motion was lost.

Moreover, this config option was moved to "Panel options" which took
some time to figure out (including close-reading upstream changelog
which did not mention this change (in a way that caught my attention).

At a minimum, I recommend documenting in a NEWS entry which options are
not migrated but reset to defaults at upgrade.  Preferrably this issue
is passed upstream and handled more elegantly.

 - Jonas

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=da_DK.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=da_DK.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages mc depends on:
ii  e2fslibs      1.42.1-2
ii  libc6         2.13-27
ii  libcomerr2    1.42.1-2
ii  libglib2.0-0  2.30.2-6
ii  libgpm2       1.20.4-4
ii  libslang2     2.2.4-6
ii  mc-data       3:4.8.1-1

Versions of packages mc recommends:
ii  mime-support  3.52-1

Versions of packages mc suggests:
ii  arj                                              <none>
ii  bzip2                                            1.0.6-1
ii  catdvi                                           <none>
ii  dbview                                           <none>
ii  djvulibre-bin                                    <none>
ii  epdfview [pdf-viewer]                            0.1.8-1+b1
ii  evince-gtk [pdf-viewer]                          3.2.1-1
ii  file                                             5.10-1
ii  graphicsmagick-imagemagick-compat [imagemagick]  1.3.12-1.1
ii  gv                                               <none>
ii  links                                            2.5-1
ii  odt2txt                                          0.4+git20100620-1+b1
ii  perl                                             5.14.2-7
ii  python                                           2.7.2-10
ii  python-boto                                      <none>
ii  python-tz                                        2011h-1
ii  unzip                                            6.0-5
ii  w3m                                              0.5.3-5
ii  zip                                              3.0-4

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/mc/mc.menu changed [not included]

-- no debconf information

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