[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#714369: "mc dir1" does not always put cursor on dir1 panel

Osamu Aoki osamu at debian.org
Fri Jun 28 13:44:50 UTC 2013

Package: mc
Version: 3:4.8.5-1
Severity: normal

make mc to focus on right side using c-u and exit
$ cd ~
$ mc /usr

This used to show MC panels with focus on /usr on left side.  Now I get
focus on my home directory on right side and non-focus on /usr on left
side.  I.e., "mc dir1 dir2" always set left panel to dir1 and right
panel to dir2 while focus remains to be the old one.

mc should reset panel focus if argument is provided.

Since this feature is annoying and not documented, I assume this is some
regression of recent version.

I do not get this annoyance by 4.8.3-10 (Debian stable) as I checked.

So this may be upstream 4.8.4 or 4.8.5 bug.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (10, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.9-1-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages mc depends on:
ii  e2fslibs      1.42.8-1
ii  libc6         2.17-5
ii  libglib2.0-0  2.36.3-2
ii  libgpm2       1.20.4-6.1
ii  libslang2     2.2.4-15
ii  libssh2-1     1.4.3-1
ii  mc-data       3:4.8.5-1

Versions of packages mc recommends:
ii  mime-support  3.54
ii  perl          5.14.2-21
ii  unzip         6.0-9

Versions of packages mc suggests:
ii  arj                  3.10.22-11
ii  bzip2                1.0.6-4
pn  dbview               <none>
pn  djvulibre-bin        <none>
ii  evince [pdf-viewer]  3.4.0-3.1+b1
ii  file                 1:5.14-2
ii  genisoimage          9:1.1.11-2
ii  gv [pdf-viewer]      1:3.7.3-1
ii  imagemagick          8:
ii  links                2.7-2
pn  odt2txt              <none>
ii  okular [pdf-viewer]  4:4.8.4-3+b1
ii  poppler-utils        0.18.4-6
ii  python               2.7.5-2
pn  python-boto          <none>
pn  python-tz            <none>
ii  texlive-binaries     2013.20130529.30792-1
ii  w3m                  0.5.3-8
ii  xpdf [pdf-viewer]    3.03-11
ii  zip                  3.0-7

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