Re: mc problem
email@example.com (Lindsay Allen) writes:
> > On Fri, 4 Jul 1997, Lindsay Allen wrote:
> > > On /debian/bo/binary-i386/admin/acct_6.2-4.deb I get :-
> > >
> > > /.. 2048
> > > /CONTENTS 0
> > > INFO 1206
> > > *INSTALL 515
> > >
> > > and it's the same story for all .deb files.
> > >
> > Yes, that is quite normal and makes me wonder what is the problem!?
> > Just go further on and enter the "./CONTENTS" subdirectory where you
> > will find what you have been searching for. If you press enter on
> > "*INSTALL" dpkg will install the package for you. I do this all the
> > time like this! ;-)
> Not so fast. <g> When I hit Enter on /CONTENTS I get
> /.. 0
> and that's it.
Uh oh! That's strange! :-(
> I certainly understand things better now and it seems that the
> problem is not in mc at all. I just wiped every mc related file
> from my box and installed Paul's mc_4.0-linux-1_i386.deb and it
> behaves in exactly the same way. There is a lot of disk activity
> when I hit Enter on a .deb so I think the file is being opened. I
> just don't get to see the result.
So now we need to know all the hairy details: Do you have the latest
'dpkg' installed? I use version 22.214.171.124 and it works fine with MC.
What about 'tar' and 'gzip'? You see, i'm only poking a little around
in the dark...
Wondering, P. *8^)
Paul Seelig firstname.lastname@example.org
African Music Archive - Institute for Ethnology and Africa Studies
Johannes Gutenberg-University - Forum 6 - 55099 Mainz/Germany
My Homepage in the WWW at the URL http://www.uni-mainz.de/~pseelig
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