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Re: Old version of Midnight Commander



Hi Roberto C. Sanchez and Marc Wilson

Thanks for the helpful explanations.  I will try out the backport from 
unstable.

Regards

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

On Sun, 11 Dec 2005, Jim Holland wrote:

> Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 22:46:07 +0200 (CAT)
> From: Jim Holland <debian@mango.zw>
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> 
> 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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