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Bug 14678 - midnight commander improperly launches netscape - fdopen error
midnight commander improperly launches netscape - fdopen error
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mc (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jonathan Blandford
Winston gold
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Reported: 2000-07-26 15:49 EDT by John Cagle
Modified: 2013-04-02 00:14 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-07-30 17:05:43 EDT
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Description John Cagle 2000-07-26 15:49:27 EDT
When using Gnome's Midnight Commander file manager, and you double-click
on any file (like .html) that is associated with netscape, the file will get loaded
into netscape, but an error will be displayed:

  Netscape: Error:
    could not fdopen() the new stderr: Invalid argument

I'm pretty sure this is a bug in 'mc' since you can do the following from an xterm:

  $ netscape  file.html &

And no errors will appear.
Comment 1 John Cagle 2000-07-28 12:34:12 EDT
Still broken in pinstripe - mc version 4.5.51.
Comment 2 Glen Foster 2000-07-30 17:05:42 EDT
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Gold-release
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2000-08-04 09:14:16 EDT
Fixed in 4.5.51-13.

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