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Old version of Midnight Commander



Hi all

One of the reasons that I have switched over to using Debian is that its
display of console utilities such as Midnight Commander works much better
than Red Hat and derivatives from version 8 on.  However I have still
found a display problem (a screen refresh failure) with the stable version
of mc that is being currently distributed: 4.6.1-pre3-3.  I wrote to the
MC mailing list and was told:

> Why Debian hasn't upgraded mc to 4.6.1 release is beyond me. Quite a few
> issues have been solved between pre3 and the release.

> Anyway, regarding the redrawing issues you are seeing: Since 4.6.1
> Roland Illig has made quite a few changes to the viewer. Please grab a
> recent CVS tarball from
> http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/utils/file/managers/mc/snapshots/ and
> see if that improves matters.

The later version did solve the problems I was having.  Is there anyone 
who is working on upgrading the standard Debian mc package?

Regards

Jim Holland
System Administrator
MANGO - Zimbabwe's non-profit e-mail service




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