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Bug#2033: efax installation problems

Hi, this comes belated as I was away for Xmas...

  Carl Streeter writes:
  >> No! It is a conffile because /usr/bin/fax, a bash script, was the only
  >> place to set your local fax settings as serial port, modem capabilities,
  >> INIT strings, phone number, prinyer what have you.
  Carl>  If this is still the case, then /usr/bin/fax should be a symlink
  Carl> into /etc, and the script should reside there.  /usr should be
  Carl> considered read-only...

It is no longer the case. I proposed to the upstream author the sourcing of
/etc/efax.rc which he gladly accepted. It will be part of the next upstream

The Debian releases since revsion 2 already contain it. Being a lousy script
programmer, I introduced (and then fixed) some bugs during the conversion
from the original to the current state.

For your perusal, here's my Debian.ChangeLog:

Sun Dec 17 16:34:41 1995  Dirk Eddelbuettel  <edd@miles.econ.queensu.ca>

	* efax-07a-4 release

	* debian.rules: include missing debian.preinst (bug#2041) and
	  really create the directories in /var/spool/fax

	* debian.postinst: quoted strings (bug#2041)

Sat Dec 16 14:26:19 1995  Dirk Eddelbuettel  <edd@miles.econ.queensu.ca>

	* efax-07a-3 release

	* efax.rc: (no real change) FAXINDIR, FAXOUTDIR, FAXLOGDIR use
	  /var/spool/* and not /usr/spool/* as this looks better (bug#2033)

	* debian.rules: creates directories recvq, sendq and log in
	  /var/spool/fax with mode 2775 and group dialout (bug#2033)

	* debian.postinst, debian.control: suggests "/etc/efax.rc" for
	  local changes instead of /usr/bin/fax (bug#2033)

	* debian.postinst, debian.preinst: save existing fax script and
 	  deal with it; /usr/bin/fax is no longer a conffile (bug#2033)

Mon Dec 11 20:27:42 1995  Dirk Eddelbuettel  <edd@miles.econ.queensu.ca>

	* efax-07a-2 release

	* efax.c: version string reflects Debian upon author's request

	* efax.c and fax patched with qfax patches from ftp.renaissoft.com
 	  This version of efax can now be used with the qfax program suite
 	  that adds an e-mail-to-fax gateway to efax, a phonebook database
 	  system, automated cover page generation, and fax spooling for
 	  delayed transmission of faxes.

	* fax: now sources /etc/efax.rc and/or ~/.efaxrc, manpage updated

	* debian.postinst: warn if no user in group dialout

	* debian.control: ELF release, depends on libc5

Tue Sep 26 13:50:50 1995  Dirk Eddelbuettel  <edd@miles.econ.queensu.ca>

	* efax-07a-1 release

	* debian.control: Changes Depends: gs to Suggests: gs and reworded
	  the description to explain that only ascii text can be faxed
	  without ghostscript

Thu Sep  7 23:05:53 1995  Dirk Eddelbuettel  <edd@miles.econ.queensu.ca>

	* efax-07a-0: Initial Debian release, added package maintenance
	  files, edited Makefile and /usr/bin/fax slightly to Debian standards

Dirk Eddelb|ttel                                http://qed.econ.queensu.ca/~edd

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