Re: how to repair nonfunctioning entries in extension bindings file?

I sent this message on Saturday, and there were no responses yet.

Some further experiments here have raised the possibility that the problem is possibly not with MC but with xterm. However, the first response to my post today on the xorg forum about the problem has been that it must be a problem with MC :/

Here is what I recently discovered:

The problems (detailed below) go away if I run rxvt instead of xterm. However, there is another problem if I use rxvt. Although everything works just fine with Midnight Commander in the rxvt window, it is in practical terms not possible for me to use mcedit in such a window. The difficulty is that the cursor is black in mcedit in the rxvt window instead of a light grey as it should be and thus is practically invisible. I wonder, does anyone know how to fix _that_ ? Or have I run up against an inherent limitation of rxvt?

Theodore Kilgore

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Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 19:00:43 -0500 (CDT)
From: kilgota banach math auburn edu
To: mc gnome org
Subject: how to repair nonfunctioning entries in extension bindings file?

I have just done some major upgrades. Now some, though definitely not all, of my extension bindings seem to be broken. I also upgraded Midnight Commander after that, because of this problem. However the problem did not go away.

I know that the failure is specific because the bindings for .tex files and .dvi files still work.

What is in particular broken is all of the bindings that I can test here, for image files. Specifically, the association of ppm and jpeg files to the command "display" (from the ImageMagick package) will no longer function. This in spite of the fact that a command such as

"display aox_pic001.ppm" or "display SmallPhotoWindoze.jpeg"

does continue to work just fine from the command line.

It could be that the problem is coming from "display" of course. If so, then it is obviously not the fault of MC. Nevertheless, it is then a question of how to figure out which program is causing the difficulties -- which in my case do seriously cause a pain in the neck because I am a camera software developer and thus need to open lots of image files. Thus, if it is suspected that the "display" application is causing this and not MC, I would nevertheless appreciate any help in figuring out whether that is the case or not.

Theodore Kilgore

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