FreeBSD Port: mc-4.6.2 lynx-like motion forgot

Daniel Dvořák dandee at
Tue Sep 1 09:33:16 UTC 2009

Hi all,
at the beginning I apologize for cross-mailling becuase I really don´t know which mailling list or mail address is the best one for sending my problem.
I needed to set up lynx-like motion in configuration of mc. I did it and saved configuration. The application told me that it saved my configuration to ~/.mc/ini.
Before I ended mc I tested new setted lynx-like motion and it worked. Next day I started mc again and lynx-like motion did not work at all.
I checked my configuration menu and lynx-like motion was not enabled. Why ? I wanted to check it directly in ini file, but I didn´t found any .mc directory and of course any ini file.
I tested this on another system where .mc directory and ini file were there. And it worked with lynx-like motion enabled well. I ended mc twice and it always worked again and again.
So as I guess my problem is not actually lynx-like motion, but not being ini file. I checked ownership of my home directory and privileges and it were standard.
The problem is the same for user and super-user account. I tested sh and bash command interpreter. No diffrence.
Some important information about servers:
[XYZ$ uname -a
FreeBSD XYZ 7.2-STABLE-200906 FreeBSD 7.2-STABLE-200906 #0: Sun Jun  7 10:23:49 UTC 2009     root at  amd64
or second server
[ABC]$ uname -a
FreeBSD ABC 7.2-RELEASE-p3 FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE-p3 #0: Wed Jun 24 00:57:44 UTC 2009     root at  i386
mc-4.6.2            Midnight Commander, a free Norton Commander Clone
# This file is auto-generated by 'make config'.
# No user-servicable parts inside!
# Options for mc-4.6.2

So what is wrong and where ?

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