Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 131148
mc missing from RHEL 3
Last modified: 2013-07-02 19:01:27 EDT
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Description of problem:
Midnight Commander is missing from RHEL3. Request reinstatement of
the most awesome file manager ever created. mc is an invaluable tool
on headless systems without using a GUI or having to export displays
to remote X servers. Many Enterprises forbid downloading and
installing non-supported software, so installing mc from Fedora is an
This is obviously a popular program based on how easy it was to find
people complaining about its absence. See bug 110706, 101219
See also http://www.redhat.com/archives/taroon-list/2004-
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
n/a - it is smissing
Steps to Reproduce:
1. package is not available
no question about it. mc is very helpful thing. At the moment it is
planned to be included to RHEL3. The reason why it wasn't included
before is a couple of security bugs present in it and not fully
completed UTF8ization. I'll close this when mc is included.
I have just installed RHEL 3 ES Update 4, and MC is still missing
there. Is there any estimated date for including MC? In the meantime I
have downloaded the RPM package from
http://ftp.pslib.cz/pub/users/Milan.Kerslager/RHEL-3/stable/ and it
works very well.
Leos, I'm waiting for the official release of mc-4.6.1. It was
supposed to be released in the end of autumn but it's not out yet. I
want to include the official release of mc in the RHEL3 update and not
a CVS snapshot. My patience is almost over though as many users need
mc for RHEL3.
Note that the RPM package you use is identical to the FC3 update that
was pushed out 7th Dec. Recent devel mc with various additional
bugfixes you can get from:
i am running RHEL3 AS on a iSeries and i dont get your rpms working...
rpm -Uhv mc-4.6.1a-0.3.ppc.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.3.4) is needed by mc-4.6.1a-0.3
rpm -Uhv mc-4.6.1a-0.3.ppc64.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.3.4)(64bit) is needed by mc-4.6.1a-0.3
libcom_err.so.2()(64bit) is needed by mc-4.6.1a-0.3
libext2fs.so.2()(64bit) is needed by mc-4.6.1a-0.3
libglib-2.0.so.0()(64bit) is needed by mc-4.6.1a-0.3
libgmodule-2.0.so.0()(64bit) is needed by mc-4.6.1a-0.3
libslang-utf8.so.1()(64bit) is needed by mc-4.6.1a-0.3
You need to rebuild the source rpm for your machine, because the
prebuilt binary packages are compiled for Fedora, which has newer
glibc than RHEL3. That causes the failure.
I updated the links to the latest devel mc-4.6.1a-0.4 on the page.
I plan to introduce mc soon into RHEL3. Could you please test:
on your RHEL3 boxes and report back comments? It's patched latest mc
release candidate mc-4.6.1-pre3 actually. If you don't have any
objections, I'll release RHEL3 erratum with this version of mc.
I guess that http://people.redhat.com/jnovy/files/mc-4.6.1a-0.10.src.rpm etc is
built against 4.6.1-pre4 released on the same day as that rpm was made (8th June)?
I see that somehow it made it into RHEL4 (mc-4.6.1-0.8.1) before the RHEL3
errata happened (unless I missed the announcement).
Nope, the mc-4.6.1a-0.10.src.rpm contains sources obtained from CVS 6th June.
(In reply to comment #4)
> Leos, I'm waiting for the official release of mc-4.6.1. It was
> supposed to be released in the end of autumn but it's not out yet. I
> want to include the official release of mc in the RHEL3 update and not
> a CVS snapshot. My patience is almost over though as many users need
> mc for RHEL3.
I have noticed that the version 4.6.1 has finally been released, there even is
an updated rpm package available in Fedora Core 3. However, there still is no MC
package available in RHEL3 Update 6 Beta. Could there be MC in final Update 6?
Yes, mc-4.6.1 was finally released and FC3/FC4 versions were updated by recent
updates. It's unfortunatelly too late for U6, but adding this bug that request
the inclusion of Midnight Commander to RHEL3 on the U7 proposed list.
(In reply to comment #11)
> Yes, mc-4.6.1 was finally released and FC3/FC4 versions were updated by recent
> updates. It's unfortunatelly too late for U6, but adding this bug that request
> the inclusion of Midnight Commander to RHEL3 on the U7 proposed list.
By the time when U7 will be released we will probably have all the servers
upgraded to RHEL4, which includes MC since its original release. Thanks for
trying anyway, I understand that "enterprise" usually does not mean "fast".