Bug 2605 - afs access broken with gmc
Summary: afs access broken with gmc
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mc
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Mason
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Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-05-06 18:57 UTC by Michael Fulbright
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-31 22:50:53 UTC

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Description Michael Fulbright 1999-05-06 18:57:41 UTC
> > When I startup gmc in the default session from a RedHat
6.0 install, it
> > appears to be trying to stat all of the sites under
/afs. This causes
> > AFS to hang while it times out on sites that aren't
available. I'm not
> > sure if the stat of /afs is happening as it tries to
descend to a user's
> > home directory, but this renders it virtually unusable.
> Does your gmc distribution include the file
> Miguel.

Found the problem!

The RedHat spec defines a prefix of /usr, so that mc + gmc
are looking
for the mc.global file in

I softlinked /etc/mc.global to /usr/etc/mc.global and gmc
now works

Changing the %prefix to "" changes the location to
/etc/mc.global, but
then changes the location in which to install all of the
binaries to
/bin from /usr/bin.

NOTE: In the Make.common file, the C preprocessor macro
defined in Make.common to be $(confdir) which is
$(prefix)/etc. This
appears to be where it is looking for mc.global.
Do you want CONFDIR to be $(confdir) or $(sysconfdir)?

I'm going to try changing the RPM SPEC file to install
mc.global in
${RPM_BUILD_ROOT}/%{prefix}/etc and see if that works by

--Murray Anderegg

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 1999-08-31 22:50:59 UTC
This problem is fixed in the latest mc package (mc-4.5.38-1).

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