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bug#25273: address@hidden: 'mc' package needs some fixes]

From: ng0
Subject: bug#25273: address@hidden: 'mc' package needs some fixes]
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2016 13:52:33 +0000

ng0 <address@hidden> writes:

> ng0 <address@hidden> writes:
>> ng0 <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Leo Famulari <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> ----- Forwarded message from ng0 <address@hidden> -----
>>>> Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 21:40:31 +0000
>>>> From: ng0 <address@hidden>
>>>> To: address@hidden
>>>> Subject: 'mc' package needs some fixes
>>>> Is someone interested in fixing our `mc' package? It is
>>>> functional, but some parts of it are not functional for Guix. Grep
>>>> for "/bin/" in the directory of $(guix build mc) shows results
>>>> which assume the existence of /bin/ (not
>>>> /gnu/store/.../bin/$binary, where I don't mean shebangs but
>>>> further down in the scripts.
>>>> -- 
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>>>> ----- End forwarded message -----
>>> 92 results, most of them do not seem to be very
>>> complicated. Before I start with this, do we adjust "help" files
>>> too? I mean when we open the HELP function of an application it
>>> should reflect what our system does and not some non-existent
>>> defaults for other systems.
>> Some extension of mc will make the size of its graph grow.
>> I personally don't care about the size, but others might. So:
>> should I follow my vim example and put those changes into mc-full
>> or should the default be an fully functional mc with all 2nd and
>> 3rd level dependencies (which are not obvious as mc doesn't print
>> error messages)?
> To give an example why I think this is important, we have
> absolute paths left over which are expected to just work on other
> systems with no hard dependencies on those applications. MC will
> work without them, but various extensions, like those below are
> just disfunctional without a reason. Until you grep its store
> location for obvious reasons, you will just think the application
> is faulty or your file is broken, or whatever you happen to think
> of, as for other systems it just happens to work. MC has no
> possibility to display error messages for these extension (in
> most cases). Three examples:
> libexec/mc/extfs.d/uzip:18:my $app_zip = "/usr/bin/zip";                      
> libexec/mc/extfs.d/uzip:20:my $app_unzip = "/usr/bin/unzip";
> share/mc/syntax/Syntax:196:file \\.procmailrc$ Procmail\sRC\sFile 
> ^#/usr/bin/procmail

Further questions:

Which applications provide "/usr/bin/open"?

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