Re: What's the right way to get an unbroken mc package installed in Stretch
On Mon, 20 Aug 2018, Felix Miata wrote:
> Stretch comes with 4.8.18, which for me is unusable due to an upstream bug fixed
> in 4.8.19, but 4.8.19 is unusable due to another upstream bug, not fixed
> until 4.8.20. I configured stretch-backports in sources.list, but apparently
> it has no newer mc version available. 4.8.21 is on the mirrors, so I downloaded
> it from a mirror and installed it with dpkg. It works fine, but now apt is
> broken because it thinks mc is broken and needs to be removed by "apt
> --fix-broken install". Apparently apt thinks mc depends on different packages
> than dpkg does:
> # apt install inxi
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
> inxi : Depends: gawk but it is not going to be installed
> mc : Depends: libext2fs2 (>= 1.37)
> Depends: libgpm2 (>= 1.20.7) but 1.20.4-6.2+b1 is to be installed
> E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt --fix-broken install'
> # dpkg-reconfigure mc
> /usr/sbin/dpkg-reconfigure: mc is broken or not fully installed
> Am I the only one who needs mc to work in Stretch? What do others do?
>  fubar right pane at startup with saved long file listing
>  VFS: timestamps not being preserved due to uninitialized struct stat
> st_[acm]tim.tv_nsec (#3821)
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>From what I have read, the way to do it would be backport the necessary
pkgs yourself from testing.