Re: Debugging pine sessions
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On Thu, 7 Aug 1997, David Wright wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Aug 1997, Santiago Vila Doncel wrote:
> > For a "production" version, -DDEBUG is not appropriate.
> > If the documentation is wrong about this, please use the bug tracking
> > system. Debian maintainers are not always supposed to read this list.
> I could see your point about -DDEBUG not being appropriate for a
> production program if the resultant output was only useful for debugging
> Pine. However, the principal use of this information is for debugging
> pine /sessions/ (and the default debug level can be set accordingly).
Again, there must be very few people interested on this.
> Having the Debian pine package compiled without -DDEBUG, there is no way
> to find out what pine is actually saying to the IMAP, SMTP etc. servers
> and what they're saying back, short of using tcpdump to record all the
> packets sent and returned. That's beyond me.
> So I think the documentation is correct when it says that pine should be
> compiled with the -DDEBUG flag on. The default value can be set as low
> as possible (0), I suppose, so people are still able to increase it on the
> command line.
But it will still create those ugly .pine-debug files. I could be wrong,
but the only way to disable creation of these files is by not using DEBUG.
Anyway, since the current Debian pine release (3.96L-3) is source-only and
you have to compile it by yourself, you can do whatever changes before
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