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Re: HEADSUP maintainers of: links mod_php4 mod_ssl mutt wget

On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 04:16:10AM -0500, Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:
> Just gotta get the #&*(@#& Muttrc installing, which is giving me fits, and the
> new mutt is set.  Muttrc is where the incorrect "/usr/local/whatever/manual.txt"
> is coming from.  If we could ignore that problem I'm ready to go now AFAIK.

I don't quite understand that problem, actually.  mutt has a
file which defines the path as 

macro generic <f1> "!less @docdir@/manual.txt\n" "Show Mutt documentation"
macro index   <f1> "!less @docdir@/manual.txt\n" "Show Mutt documentation"
macro pager   <f1> "!less @docdir@/manual.txt\n" "Show Mutt documentation"

from which Muttrc.head and in turn Muttrc is generated.  Looking into
the Makefile it seems to me, that you just have to define


on the configure command line.  Did you try that?

There's another problem anyway.  AFAICS your mutt package has no postinstall
script which creates /etc/Muttrc only if it doesn't exist.  Instead it
overwrites /etc/Muttrc on every install.  What about installing Muttrc into
/etc/defaults/etc and writing a postinstall script which just copies that
Muttrc into /etc if it doesn't exist already.

This naturally leads to the problem that users which already have a
Muttrc file will not get the above fixed path to manual.txt.  I'd
think adding a prominent hint in the announcement would be sufficient
for now.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Developer                      
Red Hat, Inc.

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