Ticket #373 (new enhancement)

Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 3 months ago

git master: support for SHELL=/bin/sh in subshell

Reported by: slyfox Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: Future Releases
Component: mc-core Version: 4.6.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: #3692 Blocking:
Branch state: no branch Votes for changeset:


Many environments provide POSIX compliant /bin/sh shell symlinking to:

busybox: ash, hush
debian: dash

(passwd entry usually contains /bin/sh for them)

There is no excuse to not support common shells.
It at the very least confuses newbie users.


main.c.patch (491 bytes) - added by Snelius 15 months ago.
Fix patch

Change History

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by andrew_b

  • Branch state set to no branch
  • Milestone changed from 4.7 to Future Releases

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by andrew_b

Ticket #3658 has been marked as a duplicate of this ticket.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by zaytsev

  • Blocked By 3692 added

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by sorin

This bug is still valid and prevents use of mc on lost of system. Another entire set is FreeBSD and pfSense where starting mc works only with "mc -u" which is real PITA.

At least this fatal error should be converted into a warning that does not prevent the app from starting.

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by enerccio

again 11 years and no fix :x still present on many embedded devices that use busybox shell

Changed 15 months ago by Snelius

Fix patch

comment:6 Changed 15 months ago by Snelius

I've added the patch to fix this misbehaviour. It disables a subshell to allow mc start.
This patch against master branch.
GH PR: https://github.com/MidnightCommander/mc/pull/183

comment:7 Changed 13 months ago by zaytsev

From e2d7ee06bc32c40f119372d15df362913efbcbfd Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Anatoly Y <anatoly@box64.top>
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2023 22:24:16 +0700
Subject: [PATCH] Workaround. Fix. #373

 src/main.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/src/main.c b/src/main.c
index c18e069c68..3564876d07 100644
--- a/src/main.c
+++ b/src/main.c
@@ -362,7 +362,7 @@ main (int argc, char *argv[])
     /* Disallow subshell when invoked as standalone viewer or editor from running mc */
-    if (mc_global.mc_run_mode != MC_RUN_FULL && mc_global.run_from_parent_mc)
+    if (mc_global.shell->type == SHELL_SH || (mc_global.mc_run_mode != MC_RUN_FULL && mc_global.run_from_parent_mc))
         mc_global.tty.use_subshell = FALSE;
     if (mc_global.tty.use_subshell)

comment:8 Changed 3 months ago by andrew_b

Ticket #4531 has been marked as a duplicate of this ticket.

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