Re: compiling mc under ubuntu 12.04

> Compiling the latest mc under Ubuntu 12.04 just took me one hour of 
> chasing dependencies and creating symlinks.

Creating symlinks sounds very wrong and harmful for installed system.

> And still I have some 100 warnings "...input unused because linking 
> not done" - which I'm not going to track down.

Care to attach build log so people can laugh^W look at it?

> Don't you think your latest release should _always_ compile straight 
> from the box under the major Linux distro?

Neither debian nor ubuntu ships gcc out of the box. So mc won't be the
sole problematic package for you.

They have facility to install all the build dependencies in one shot:
    apt-get build-dep mc



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