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Bug#141183: elm-me+: Please use alternatives for /usr/bin/frm



On Tue, Oct 08, 2002 at 11:25:24AM +0200, Matej Vela wrote:
> Hmm, elm-me+ utilities (and mailutils doesn't provide them all) use an
> elaborate .elmrc, the equivalent variable being `incoming-mailbox',
> with IMAP and POP support as well.  I think it would be even more
> confusing for elm-me+ users, for the same reason, especially on a
> multi-user system where they might not even be aware of mailutils
> getting installed.

I see. Ok, let's see if Jeff has something else to say. If not, it's
fine with me to use the priorities that you proposed.

> - elm-me+ frm has `-v' for verbose mode.
> - elm-me+ frm turns on `-n' when invoked as `nfrm'.  Note that GNU
>   Standards deprecate this.
> 
> - elm-me+ readmsg defaults to the current folder, the current message,
>   and the screen numbering when invoked from within elm (e.g. in an
>   external editor while composing a mail reply).  I doubt mailutils
>   will ever implement this.
> - mailutils readmsg has `-w WEEDLIST' for selecting displayed headers.
> 
> - elm-me+ messages is a simple shell script and works only with local
>   Unix mailboxes.

Ok, thanks for having a look. It looks like the only one that would be
worth supporting as a mailutils default is messages, but I don't feel
it's a good idea to have frm and readmsg from elm+ and messages from
mailutils by default. All or none, I'd say, so none.

> > Mailutils is under active development right now.
> elm-me+ isn't unmaintained either.

Yeah, I know. I just meant that lacking features could be added by
mailutils authors, if they think they are useful.

> I don't think it will take us more than a week to reach a conclusion,
> so you needn't bother with more diversions (you'll have to remove them
> later in the preinst).  BTW, what serious bug?

Yeah. I'm not uploading it anyway. There's some build problems right
now.

The bug is in libmailutils-dev.

Jordi
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