[arch-dev-public] mailx package
allan at archlinux.org
Fri Nov 19 14:44:13 CET 2010
I was looking at the mailx package and was wondering what we should do
We grab the package source for "mailx-8.1.1-fixed" on
ftp.archlinux.org... but I have no idea what is "fixed" about it and we
still patch the Makefile and for gcc-4. It also does not use our
CFLAGS/LDFLAGS when building.
There are options here:
1) grab "updated" cvs snapshot from OpenBSD, which is apparently where
Debian gets it from. I'm not sure where exactly the cvs repo is though...
2) use heirloom-mailx (a.k.a. nail). At least I can find a tarball from
that, even if it has not seen a release in a couple of years. This was
requested in the bug tracker but was closed dues to no-one being
motivated to change it after several years.
3) use GNU mailutils. It looks actively developed (had a release in
September), and is apparently fully compatible. However, it also has
more features and so is not as lightweight... probably going from 100KB
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