FW: mc not execute after portupgrading pkg-config\*

Daniel Dvořák dandee at hellteam.net
Sat Feb 3 00:36:46 UTC 2007

Hi all,


since my last report on the 26th of October, nobody knows what this stupid bug is.


I found out that


killall –CONT your shell interpret




I post it here, becuse it is not solution of this stupid bug, but working walkaround.


It definitely started between september 06 – october 06, IMHO something with subshell.c is not good.





From: Daniel Dvořák [mailto:dandee at hellteam.net] 
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 9:01 PM
To: 'freebsd-ports at freebsd.org'
Subject: mc not execute after portupgrading pkg-config\*


Hi all,


please help me with mc. It does not work in 2 and more ssh sessions.


After reading UPDATING file, there are last instruction about upgrading pkg-config.


Portupgrade users:

  pkgdb -Ff

  portupgrade -rf pkg-config\*


I did it as it is recommended.


Later I opened 2 ssh sessions to my server, I wanted to execute mc in both sessions.


I did it successfully in the first one and it failed in the second one with this never seen error:



> mc

read (subshell_pty...): No such file or directory (2)



Does anybody know what it means ? :)


I recompiled all dependencies and mc itself again.


portupgrade –Rf mc


It didn´t help me at all.


I do not understand what happens and what I did wrong.


Before portupgrading pkg-config\*, mc works fine.


Here are options for mc:

> cat /var/db/ports/mc/options

# This file is auto-generated by 'make config'.

# No user-servicable parts inside!

# Options for mc-4.6.1_3










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