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Bug 533214 - app-misc/mc should report errors when entering .iso files without helprs available (was: should RDEPEND on dev-libs/libisoburn? - /usr/libexec/mc/extfs.d/iso9660 uses xorriso if available)
Summary: app-misc/mc should report errors when entering .iso files without helprs avai...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Sergei Trofimovich
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-12-21 19:54 UTC by Łukasz Stelmach
Modified: 2019-11-03 10:49 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Łukasz Stelmach 2014-12-21 19:54:32 UTC
app-misc/mc-4.8.11 uses xorriso to access files inside iso images (/usr/libexec/mc/extfs.d/iso9660). Apparently xorriso isn't available in Gentoo default portage tree.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Jeroen Roovers gentoo-dev 2014-12-22 09:03:34 UTC
It fails nicely when xorriso is not available, I should think.
Comment 2 Jeroen Roovers gentoo-dev 2014-12-22 09:05:24 UTC
app-cdr/xorriso was removed three years ago:

"Remove app-cdr/xorriso as it is just bundled dev-libs/libisoburn package."
Comment 3 Łukasz Stelmach 2014-12-22 17:47:21 UTC
(In reply to Jeroen Roovers from comment #1)
> It fails nicely when xorriso is not available, I should think.

Well it does not explode, indeed, but neither it reports any problems when copying files from images without any content.
Comment 4 Sergei Trofimovich gentoo-dev 2019-06-16 09:57:51 UTC
Filed upstream bug report to get better error handling as

On gentoo side we can also improve pkg_postinstall() install message that a lot of extra tools can be installed to get handling of external container formats.
Comment 5 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2019-07-20 17:12:58 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit 11c1d710556ac8e59d1c4fd68ba0d2d23b2757ca
Author:     Sergei Trofimovich <>
AuthorDate: 2019-07-20 17:12:41 +0000
Commit:     Sergei Trofimovich <>
CommitDate: 2019-07-20 17:12:51 +0000

    app-misc/mc: improve iso9660 error detection, bug #533214
    Reported-by: Łukasz Stelmach
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.69, Repoman-2.3.16
    Signed-off-by: Sergei Trofimovich <>

 app-misc/mc/files/mc-4.8.23-3933-iso9660-1.patch |  85 +++++++++++++++++
 app-misc/mc/files/mc-4.8.23-3933-iso9660-2.patch |  29 ++++++
 app-misc/mc/mc-4.8.23-r1.ebuild                  | 111 +++++++++++++++++++++++
 3 files changed, 225 insertions(+)