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FS#19506 - [mc] 4.7.2-1 hangs on cons.saver

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by humilleitor (humilleitor) - Tuesday, 18 May 2010, 09:28 GMT
Last edited by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Sunday, 13 March 2011, 03:15 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Dan Griffiths (Ghost1227)
Architecture i686
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Description and steps to reproduce:

On a text console, when issuing the command "mc", the console becomes unresponding and waits forever for cons.saver.
If then, from another console, I "killall cons.saver", mc opens up its panels and "works", but of course with the "behind the panels shell" feature not saving its contents.

No error logs. No further information when issuing the command with gdb.

Replacing the cons.saver (in /usr/lib/mc) with a random one from another linux distro (Sidux in my case), it works.
A forum user reports that his mc 4.7.2-1 (64 bit version) works properly. So, I suppose it's a problem in the 32 bit compilation.
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Closed by  Eric Belanger (Snowman)
Sunday, 13 March 2011, 03:15 GMT
Reason for closing:  No response
Comment by humilleitor (humilleitor) - Friday, 21 May 2010, 01:36 GMT
I've new information about this bug:

More to my astonishment, the issue only occurs when the /username/.mc/ini file contains a line of the form output_lines=<number of lines>. In other words: as long as we don't modify the setting "output lines" (in Menu-Options-Layout) from its default value (00), we won't experience the bug, and mc will work flawlessly, as expected. If then we try to change this number, on saving the configuration the bug will show up and mc will freeze (until cons.saver be killed).
Comment by Dan Griffiths (Ghost1227) - Thursday, 22 July 2010, 04:52 GMT
Sounds like an upstream bug to me...
Comment by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Friday, 11 February 2011, 14:38 GMT
Is it fixed in mc- ?