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Bug#510808: metamail: filename is not decoded into local character set

Package: metamail
Version: 2.7-54
Severity: minor

I'm using metamail -w to save parts of an email message.
A filename is provided that uses no special characters, but it is
nevertheless encoded, so that metamail offers this as the default


Metamail should do the base64 decoding or whatever it is and offer a
more reasonable default filename.  I'm happy for it to stick with
7-bit ASCII plus question marks even; anything's better than the


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages metamail depends on:
ii  libc6                     2.7-13         GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libncurses5               5.6+20080531-1 Shared libraries for terminal hand

Versions of packages metamail recommends:
ii  mime-support                  3.44-1     MIME files 'mime.types' & 'mailcap
ii  sharutils                     1:4.6.3-1  shar, unshar, uuencode, uudecode

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