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Re: mc in fedora 10

Subject: Re: mc in fedora 10
From: MK
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 09:49:16 -0500
On Fri, 13 Nov 2009 09:29:06 +0100
"Yury V. Zaytsev" <[email protected]> wrote:

> On Thu, 2009-11-12 at 11:51 -0500, MK wrote:
> >  was less true 5-10 years ago.  I installed Fedora 10-64 in January and
> >  (at least at that time) there was not even an .rpm package available
> >  -- I had to build from source, which I tend to do anyway, so big deal.
> 
> This is NOT true:
> 
> http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/10/Everything/x86_64/os/Packages/mc-4.6.2-7.pre1.fc10.x86_64.rpm
> 
> The date it became available is 30-Oct-2008, which means that if you
> couldn't install it from base in January 2009, you clearly did something
> wrong.

Okay! Evidentally I didn't look hard enough.  But it was not then (and I 
imagine is not now) part of the standard or "base" disto.  Which is to say, I 
have an adulterated, direct from redhat, 2 DVD set right here, (ie. an 8gb 
"base" repository) which is what you get when you download "Fedora 10-64", and 
mc *is not* part of that.

Probably I didn't look around the web at all, since I *prefer* building stuff 
like this from source anyway.  But it had been a few years since I had 
installed a linux system, and I distinctly remember, like Chris Glur, being 
*shocked* that mc was not part of the default/base install...clearly this has 
blown slightly out of proportion in my mind ;)

Anyway, I'm not blaming redhat or debian or anyone for that.  

BTW, mc is one of my very favourite pieces of software of all time, which I use 
constantly on a daily basis.  So thanks much to the developers and maintainers 
for keeping it alive and well!

--
MK <[email protected]>
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