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Re: Odd behaviour by patched 4.6.1 on Slackware 8.1

Subject: Re: Odd behaviour by patched 4.6.1 on Slackware 8.1
From: Pavel Tsekov
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 22:41:59 +0200 EET

On Sat, 10 Mar 2007, Reynir Stefansson wrote:

> I recently installed Slackware 8.1 on an agong MMX/233 box. Since it has
> mc 4.5.55, I decided to upgrade it to 4.6.1. FYI, this distro has kernel
> 2.4.18, gcc 2.95.3 and glibc 2.2.5.
> mc 4.6.1 patched with either the 2007-01-04-16 or the 2007-03-09-18
> patch can't move the subshell to the directory the active pane shows
> ("Can't change to <dir>.". A stock 4.6.1 does not have this problem.

Apply the patch from the link below and report back whether it


> Oh, and here's an oddity that has had me wondering for a long time: Why
> is it that hopping between panes with each pane on a different directory
> and shelling out each time without doing anything causes the prompt to
> bunch up when on the console, but not if you run mc via ssh? In fact,
> running under ssh has a different problem: If you shell out more than
> once in the same directory, again without doing anything, the prompt
> disappears and the cursor falls to the left.

I'll see what's going on.
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