The old (4.6.1-pre3) version of mc in the Debian stable distribution did
contain all necessary files for mc to run. The missing file problem found
when converting from the rpm found at:
was because that rpm does not have the /usr/share/mc files in the first
place, and not because of a problem with converting it to a .deb package
after all. The best solution is as POX <[email protected]> suggests, which
is to get the 4.6.1 .deb package from the Debian testing distribution.
It is apparently Debian policy not to update packages in the stable
distribution unless there are security issues or a package fails to work
in some major way (which should very rarely happen with stable).
On Sun, 11 Dec 2005, Jim Holland wrote:
> Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 22:40:09 +0200 (CAT)
> From: Jim Holland <[email protected]>
> To: MC <[email protected]>
> Subject: Re: Screen refresh problem with mc display of sendmail qf files
> On Sun, 11 Dec 2005, Jim Holland wrote:
> > Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 22:31:57 +0200 (CAT)
> > From: Jim Holland <[email protected]>
> > To: MC <[email protected]>
> > Subject: Re: Screen refresh problem with mc display of sendmail qf files
> > Thanks for that tip. I found that I also needed to copy over various
> > extra files from the original package that were omitted from the above
> > version (eg all the files in /usr/share/doc/mc, /usr/share/mc, the man
> > pages in /usr/share/man/man1, and a couple of others). Perhaps I was
> > being a little too clever by downloading the rpm and then using rpm2deb to
> > convert it to a Debian package before installing that rather than using
> > the tarball.
> > Once I had loaded the above extra files I found it solved the display
> > problem mentioned.
> A further check showed that the missing file problem was definitely the
> fault of the rpm2deb conversion.
> Jim Holland
> System Administrator
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