Bug 89465 - mc is broken over remote logins
mc is broken over remote logins
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mc (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2003-04-23 00:31 EDT by Marc MERLIN
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:04 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-23 02:39:49 EDT
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screenshot showing the mc brokenness (16.50 KB, image/png)
2003-04-23 00:33 EDT, Marc MERLIN
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Description Marc MERLIN 2003-04-23 00:31:34 EDT
I log in from inside an xterm/eterm on RH 7.3 as root on a RH 9 server, and
mc, just like some other tools like netconfig looks completely broken.
It's unusable, see screenshot
Comment 1 Marc MERLIN 2003-04-23 00:33:27 EDT
Created attachment 91241 [details]
screenshot showing the mc brokenness

Notice that the font is incorrect too and displays things like a's instead
of bars.
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2003-04-23 02:39:49 EDT
You have to match the encoding of mc to the encoding of 
your terminal. The encoding of mc comes from the locale; for 
example, LANG=en_US.UTF-8 gives UTF-8 encoding, 
LANG=en_US.ISO-8859-1 gives Latin-1. 7.3 terminal will be expecting
Latin-1 by default. RHL 9 gnome-terminal has a menu Terminal->Character Coding
which can be used to change encoding to match remote systems.

This can't be done automatically because the ssh and telnet protocols do
not include encoding negotiation. A screwup in those protocols, so 
the only solution is to manually set your encodings properly.

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