Midnight commander does not save the settings in Ubuntu

Today I encountered a strange problem with Midnight Commander 4.6.2 in Ubuntu. I wanted to change the default Ubuntu setting to use the internal edit. I actually like the mc internal editor and I want to use it. The problem was that the setting was not saved when I chosed “Save setup” even if a message “Setup saved to ~/.mc/ini” appeared. There was no ~/.mc folder. After I did
mkdir ~/.mc
everything worked as expected.
This seems to be a bug in mc.

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