[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#863984: mc: "gzip: No such file or directory" when compressing from menu

Yuriy M. Kaminskiy yumkam+debian at gmail.com
Fri Jun 2 17:41:23 UTC 2017

Package: mc
Version: 3:4.8.18-1
Severity: normal
Tags: upstream patch

Dear Maintainer,

When compressing file from menu (F2)->y (Gzip or gunzip current file),
there are message
gzip: No such file or directory
This is due to inadequate shell quoting in menu:
=== cut /etc/mc/mc.menu ===
y       Gzip or gunzip current file
         unset DECOMP
         case %f in
             *.gz|*.[zZ]) DECOMP=-d;;
         gzip "$DECOMP" -v %f
+ t t
=== cut ===
When file is not compressed and DECOMP is empty, it should be replaced 
by *nothing*, not an empty argument.
This is regression from jessie (it was correct back then).
Patch attached.

Note: version edited, I use self-backported 3:4.8.18-1 on jessie.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.8
   APT prefers stable-updates
   APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable'), (100, 
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: amd64

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ru_RU.KOI8-R, LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.KOI8-R (charmap=KOI8-R)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages mc depends on:
ii  libc6         2.19-18+deb8u9
ii  libglib2.0-0  2.42.1-1+b1
ii  libgpm2       1.20.4-6.1+b2
ii  libslang2     2.3.0-2
ii  libssh2-1     1.4.3-4.1+deb8u1
ii  mc-data       3:4.8.18-1

Versions of packages mc recommends:
ii  mime-support  3.58
ii  perl          5.20.2-3+deb8u6
ii  unzip         6.0-16+deb8u3

Versions of packages mc suggests:
pn  arj                      <none>
ii  bzip2                    1.0.6-7+b3
pn  dbview                   <none>
ii  djvulibre-bin  
ii  evince-gtk [pdf-viewer]  3.14.1-2+deb8u1
ii  file                     1:5.22+15-2+deb8u3
ii  genisoimage              9:1.1.11-3
ii  gv [pdf-viewer]          1:3.7.4-1
ii  imagemagick              8:
pn  libaspell-dev            <none>
ii  mupdf [pdf-viewer]       1.5-1+deb8u2
ii  odt2txt                  0.4+git20140608-1
ii  poppler-utils            0.26.5-2+deb8u1
ii  python                   2.7.9-1
pn  python-boto              <none>
pn  python-tz                <none>
ii  texlive-binaries         2014.20140926.35254-6
ii  w3m                      0.5.3-19+deb8u1
ii  xpdf [pdf-viewer]        3.03-17+b1
ii  zip                      3.0-8

-- no debconf information

-- debsums errors found:
debsums: changed file /usr/lib/mc/ext.d/archive.sh (from mc package)
debsums: changed file /usr/lib/mc/ext.d/image.sh (from mc package)
debsums: changed file /usr/lib/mc/ext.d/misc.sh (from mc package)
debsums: changed file /usr/lib/mc/extfs.d/urar (from mc package)

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