Ticket #373 (new enhancement)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 2 years 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.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by andrew_b

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

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by andrew_b

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

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by zaytsev

  • Blocked By 3692 added

comment:4 Changed 5 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 2 years ago by enerccio

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

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