[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] mailx package

Marek Otahal markotahal at gmail.com
Fri Nov 19 16:35:51 CET 2010

On Friday 19 of November 2010 21:44:13 Allan McRae wrote:
> Hi,
> I was looking at the mailx package and was wondering what we should do
> with it.
> 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
> to 1MB.
Personally I'd like the actively developed mailutils the best. 
Btw, thank you Allan for doing the [core] rebuild, i've read the thread and 
feels good to me that someone rebuilds the old packages with new tools. 
> Opinions?
> Allan


Marek Otahal :o)

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