Ticket #4371 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 22 months ago

Last modified 22 months ago

mc can't start on RedHat8

Reported by: nameless2002 Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: mc-core Version: 4.8.19
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Branch state: no branch Votes for changeset:


I have two VMware hosts with 4.8.19 installed on both.
Both hosts version is:

GNU Midnight Commander 4.8.19
Built with GLib 2.56.1
Using the S-Lang library with terminfo database
With builtin Editor
With subshell support as default
With support for background operations
With mouse support on xterm and Linux console
With internationalization support
With multiple codepages support
Virtual File Systems: cpiofs, tarfs, sfs, extfs, ftpfs, fish, smbfs
Data types: char: 8; int: 32; long: 64; void *: 64; size_t: 64; off_t: 64;

RedHat? version is:

# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux release 8.4 (Ootpa)

mc starts as alias for:

# alias | grep mc
alias mc='. /usr/libexec/mc/mc-wrapper.sh'

and file content is:

# cat /usr/libexec/mc/mc-wrapper.sh
MC_USER=`id | sed 's/[^(]*(//;s/).*//'`
/usr/bin/mc -P "$MC_PWD_FILE" "$@"

if test -r "$MC_PWD_FILE"; then
        MC_PWD="`cat "$MC_PWD_FILE"`"
        if test -n "$MC_PWD" && test -d "$MC_PWD"; then
                cd "$MC_PWD"
        unset MC_PWD

rm -f "$MC_PWD_FILE"
unset MC_USER

When I start mc on host1 it start normally and I can use C-o combination to go back to shell and use commands as usual.

But when I start mc on host2 I have a screen like this:


hang_terminal.png (10.7 KB) - added by nameless2002 22 months ago.

Change History

Changed 22 months ago by nameless2002


comment:1 Changed 22 months ago by andrew_b

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Milestone Future Releases deleted

4.8.19 is 5-years old. Please file a bug to RH's bug tracker.

Recent mc version is 4.8.28. Please use it if possible.

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