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Re: 404 trying to use stretch/backports

bw composed on 2018-01-11 14:44 (UTC-0500):

> I wouldn't install mc from unstable or testing on stretch, BUT I do love 
> the program.  I don't consider it broken at all,

Running which version(s)?

> and over the years it has 
> been well-maintained and I appreciate it.  I use it all day every day, so

For me it or one of its OFM[1] relatives are indispensable. My systems have
trivial uptime without at least one running. Typically more than one are open.

> maybe the best way to get it backported is to setup a testing system and 
> test it and file some bugs.

> The maintainer already has that on his radar, so maybe it's possible.
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=858808

I filed that bug 10 months ago, 5 months after the fix was committed upstream.
4.8.14, 4.8.15 and 4.8.16 had bugs that for me were not tolerable. 4.8.17 was
good, but the only versions in http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/m/mc/ are
4.8.13 (ancient), 4.8.18 (by 858808 broken) and 4.8.19 (officially broken, but
including the fix that was officially included in 4.8.20).

[1] http://www.softpanorama.org/OFM/Paradigm/
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