Bug 1122126 - mc doesn't startup
Summary: mc doesn't startup
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mc
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jindrich Novy
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-07-22 15:15 UTC by Ozkan Sezer
Modified: 2015-06-29 21:41 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 21:41:33 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Ozkan Sezer 2014-07-22 15:15:53 UTC
Description of problem:

Fedora20, freshly net-install'ed, then did "yum install mc".

Issuing mc either from gnome terminal, or from a vt doesn't initialize:
it just stays there until I do a Ctrl-C to it.  Tried searching fedora
forum threads and also redhat bugzilla about it to no avail.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

$ rpm -q mc gpm-libs

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Issue 'mc' from a console

Actual results:
mc doesn't startup

Expected results:
mc to startup with its two-pane interface

Additional info:

Comment 1 dominique 2014-07-22 16:39:07 UTC
I have same problem, but if I stay 25 seconds, mc start.

I think it's also a bug, because when I was with F19 mc start quickly.

Comment 2 Ozkan Sezer 2014-07-22 16:41:34 UTC
chepioq from the fedora forums noticed that mc actually takes _a lot_
of time to startup: I also verified that it almost took one minute to

The behavior stays the same if I upgrade to 4.8.12-2 from rawhide, or
downgrade to 4.6.2 from fc10/updates, therefore I guess the problem is
elsewhere that mc itself.

Comment 3 dominique 2014-07-24 16:09:55 UTC
I find a solution on fedora-forum.
I add a line in my /etc/hosts file with my IP adress and my hostname, and now mc start quickly (1 second).

If that help you.

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