[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#677038: mc: makes zero-length files on move operation while removing source files.

Sthu sthu.deus at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 09:52:47 UTC 2012

Package: mc
Version: 3:4.8.3-2
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I had to exchange data on two HDDs. Having little free space on both HDDs I had to move files one direction,
then another - and then repeat it many times. There was often message on No free space on the target drive.
So, I stopped that direction moving and moved another direction, and so on. Until I have eschanged the data
between these two HDDs.

To my grief I have found during the process that some file had zero-length and could not be rewritten w/
'different length' overwrite option on moving dialog - becuse its sources have been deleted by mc: i.e. mc
could not write a file on full HDD yet for some reason mc did remove its source.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (900, 'stable-updates'), (900, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

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

Versions of packages mc depends on:
ii  e2fslibs      1.42.2-2
ii  libc6         2.13-33
ii  libcomerr2    1.42.2-2
ii  libglib2.0-0  2.32.3-1
ii  libgpm2       1.20.4-4
ii  libslang2     2.2.4-10
ii  mc-data       3:4.8.3-2

Versions of packages mc recommends:
ii  mime-support  3.52-1
ii  perl          5.14.2-11
ii  unzip         6.0-6

Versions of packages mc suggests:
ii  arj                  3.10.22-10
ii  bzip2                1.0.6-1
ii  catdvi               <none>
ii  dbview               <none>
ii  djvulibre-bin        <none>
ii  file                 5.11-1
ii  gv                   <none>
ii  imagemagick          8:
ii  links | w3m | lynx   <none>
ii  odt2txt              0.4+git20100620-1+b1
ii  okular [pdf-viewer]  4:4.7.4-2
ii  python               2.7.2-10
ii  python-boto          <none>
ii  python-tz            <none>
ii  zip                  3.0-5

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

-- no debconf information

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