emerged mc, did not start X, just started mc. Ctrl-O to see the black screen, click left mouse and drag to select text - mouse do not move. Release mouse, cursor jumps to new position, but text is not selected and not in clipboard.
run mc under terminal on X, Ctrl-O to see the black screen, click left mouse and drag to select text - mouse selects the text, text could be pasted by middle mouse click.
kill X, run mc on text screen, the proble is back again. Run 'TERM=xrvt mc' the mouse can select text on the text screen (but command line is on top of previus text and so as it is bad terminal type)
I just tested thet only on framebuffer (as i use more lines/char per line and nice tuxes on start)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run mc in text mode
2. Ctrl+O to subshell
3. Try select anything with mouse
mouse do not select anything
mouse works like without mc (selects, paste ...)
I think this is upstream problem, but mc maintainers may know better
As Sergey suggested, this looks like an upstream bug, please open a ticket on their bug tracking system:
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If it turns out that we are somehow at fault, feel free to re-open this ticket.