mc compare directories (thorough) thinks empty files are different

Bug #181034 reported by Marius Gedminas on 2008-01-07
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Midnight Commander
Fix Released
mc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: mc

Command -> Compare directories -> Thorough thinks two empty files with the same name are somehow different.

Steps to reproduce:

  mkdir /tmp/1 /tmp/2
  touch /tmp/1/empty /tmp/2/empty
  echo a > /tmp/1/nonempty
  echo a > /tmp/2/nonempty

go to /tmp/1 in one pane and /tmp/2 in another
press ctrl-x d t

Expected result: no files selected

Actual result: the files named 'empty' are selected

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Is this symptom still reproducible in 8.10?

Changed in mc:
status: New → Incomplete
Marius Gedminas (mgedmin) wrote :


Dimitrios Symeonidis (azimout) wrote :

confirmed also in jaunty

Changed in mc (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in mc:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in mc:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in mc:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Dimitrios Symeonidis (azimout) wrote :

there seems to be a fix upstream, marking as fix committed

Changed in mc (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Przemek K. (azrael) wrote :

Fixed upstream but not fixed in Karmic.
Probably gotta wait for a new upstream release.

Yury V. Zaytsev (zyv) on 2010-08-12
Changed in mc (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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