Bug#134742: Spying at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=134742
"A month of sundays ago Kari E. Hurtta wrote:"
> Peter T. Breuer:
> > Flags for entry? Asks FOR flags? I'm afraid I don't follow .. what is
> > this about flags? And what is an internal directory browser .. elm
> > doesn't browse, does it? It shows you all mailboxes if you type an
> > asterisk, but I've never seen anything that could remotely be called a
> > browser!
> That it is.
It is a browser?
> You can browse files and imap mailboxes -- that includes imap mailbox hierarcy
> and local directory structure.
Is that the "asterisk" that i referred to above, or something else?
> You can also use TABulator character -- ie write directory name
> or email@example.com and press TABulator.
Interesting. I didn't know it now had imap support. Pop too?
In any case, I am not interested in new features, useful though they
may be to other people! I simply want it to continue working as well
as it has always worked ...
> That is on chapter "Folder and file browser" on file README.ME+
Never read it, I'm afraid. I don't use any language features. I strip
everything to straight ascii, and mail in 8bit. As a matter of fact, I
would like everything to be treated as 8bit and that's that, but
sometimes people send me things with weird charsets in, and then I have
to add another charset to the list of us-ascii equivs in the config file!
Otherwise I can't edit a reply, because elm gets rid of the contents,
claiming it can't understand them.
> (That file is on top level directory on Elm ME+ distribution.
> Also http://www.ozone.fmi.fi/KEH/elm-2.4ME+.README
> I do not quote chapter, you then probably just complain my english .-)
Well, if it's in the documentation, I should probably enter a bug
report :-). I'm quite willing to translate, provided I can find out
what it was intended to mean in the first place.
I however have been unsuccessful so far in getting elm to compile with
only dotlocking, it appears. At any rate, this version (95) is
currently hanging and counting up to 7 trying to lock my mail
in an NFS directory mount:
Timed out on locking mailbox. Leaving program.
You have new mail in /usr/spool/mail/ptb
sh-2.03$ ls -ld /var/spool/mail
drwxrwxrwt 6 mail mail 164864 Jun 5 16:19 /var/spool/mail
sh-2.03$ ls -ld /usr/bin/elm
-rwxr-sr-x 1 root mail 396032 Jun 4 17:04 /usr/bin/elm
and I don't see any reason why. This looks like it's not doing
dotlocking. I've mounted the directory nolock, but no change:
arpa:/var/mail on /var/spool/mail type nfs
What I did was go into the Configure file and add
which as far as I can see, should do the trick. What's wrong with using
an ordinary autoconf? How am I supposed to set particular options?
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