[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#725691: mc: erratic behaviour of mcedit as subprocess of mc -- bug still there

Karsten Hilbert Karsten.Hilbert at gmx.net
Sat Dec 13 13:20:41 UTC 2014


many thanks for looking into this issue.

> I wonder whether it has anything to do with framebuffer console

If it helps: Yes, I do run mc on the intel 915 framebuffer
console and, yes, I do see this bug on both console 1 and
ttys 2-6.

> Could you please advise if you have "gpm" installed

	  Installed: 1.20.4-6.1+b2
	  Candidate: 1.20.4-6.1+b2
	  Version table:
	 *** 1.20.4-6.1+b2 0
	        990 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main i386 Packages
	        990 ftp://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ testing/main i386 Packages
	         50 ftp://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ unstable/main i386 Packages
	        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
	     1.20.4-6 0
	        500 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main i386 Packages

> and what is the value of $TERM ?

This is from within mcedit (not started under mc and thus not
showing strange behaviour) running on tty2 (console 2) by way
of ALT-U and saying "echo $TERM":


On a fresh console just "echo $TERM": same thing ("linux").

Starting mc, then calling mcedit (which are the circumstances
showing the erratic behaviour), then doing ALT-U, "echo
$TERM", again show "linux" as result.

Doing "echo $TERM" from the mc command prompt does not show
_any_ setting for TERM, btw.

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