Re: 404 trying to use stretch/backports
- Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:01:16 -0500
- From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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 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.
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).
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