mc (Midnight Commander) in Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) has a problem accessing
.zip and other archives as a virtual file system. It has to do with a changed format of the output from
unzip. Discussions offer a workaround, but that requires system (i.e.
root) file access; my work box is locked down.
I have Ubuntu (without the K) 9.10 at home, and I downloaded the source package and made a code change that's a horrible hack (I would not dream of publishing) that would allow me to run my own correctly working copy of
mc in a subdirectory of my
$HOME. Alas, my "at home" box is configured differently, both in terms of processor(s) and KDE vs. Gnome; a transferred-over mc executable fails immediately with
- an Ubuntu box I completely control,
- non-root on a KUbuntu box that has
gccand some other tools but not a complete development toolchain, such as the stuff underneath
- ability to download any packages I need
- ability to create and muck around in my own $HOME tree
how can I build an
mc that will run on my locked-down Kubuntu box?