Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

#2189 closed defect (fixed)

MC-4.6.1 UTF-8 patch is now good enough

Reported by: alexander@… Owned by: alexander@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 6.2.0
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:


Finally, Debian managed to knock a large percentage of bugs out of the UTF-8 patch for MC. The new instructions are available at the MC Wiki page:

The patched MC works acceptably well (but not perfectly) in both UTF-8 and traditional 8-bit locales. However, it is better to play safe and include a new page about the patched MC, instead of adding the patch and changed instructions on the existing page. So that there are pages in the book with the titles "MC-4.6.1" and "MC-4.6.1 with Debian UTF-8 patches".

Change History (5)

comment:1 by Randy McMurchy, 16 years ago

Type: taskdefect

comment:2 by Randy McMurchy, 16 years ago

I would much rather see something like:

For non UTF-8 installations, use these instructions:

... ... ...

For UTF-8 installations, use these instructions:

... ... ...

And, perhaps a better explanation in both sentences where it says "UTF-8 installations".

I think a second page is overkill.

comment:3 by alexander@…, 16 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book@… to alexander@…

Indeed, it is possible to push everything in one page. However, I think this would be better structured as:

  • Introduction to MC
    • Package Information
    • Additional Downloads
    • Do I Need the Patch?
    • Vanilla MC Dependencies
    • Dependencies of MC with Debian Patch
  • Installation of Vanilla MC
  • Command Explanations for Vanilla MC
  • Installation of MC with Debian Patch
  • Command Explanations for Patched MC
  • Contents

Is this OK?

comment:4 by Randy McMurchy, 16 years ago

Sounds great to me, Alexander. Thanks for picking up the ticket.

comment:5 by alexander@…, 16 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

I changed my mind and added instructions without the separate "with the patch" and "without the patch" sections.

Fixed (together with bash-3.2 incompatibility reported in the Wiki) in r6433.

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