[ITP] neomutt

Jon Turney jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk
Fri Jan 26 17:01:00 GMT 2018

On 24/01/2018 18:07, Federico Kircheis wrote:
> On 01/21/2018 09:18 PM, Federico Kircheis wrote:
>> On 01/21/2018 06:51 PM, Jon Turney wrote:
>>> Maybe it's not a good idea to describe it as a fork of Mutt, when 
>>> https://www.neomutt.org/about.html says "It's not a fork of Mutt.
>>> It's a large set of feature patches." :)
>> Well, I copied the text from the homepage, so it seems to be 
>> inconsistent. AFAIK the code has been forked and enhanced/patched and 
>> something merged back, but just to be sure I'll ask the authors what 
>> they would prefer as description.
> I've asked the author of the project: "NeoMutt is a fork of Mutt".
> Neomutt is not a fork of Mutt in the sense that the two projects are 
> diverging.
> Fixes done 'upstream' are backported to neomutt, meaning that neomutt is 
> an extension of mutt.
>>> You need to provide at least --prefix=/usr to ./configure (currently 
>>> everything is being installed into /usr/local, not /usr), and 
>>> possibly others to satisfy the requirements of [1]
>>> [1] https://cygwin.com/packaging-package-files.html#package_contents
>> I updated the neomutt.cygport file and passed all parameters as 
>> described in [1], I'm unsure if localstatedir and infodir are really 
>> supported since they do not appear in the "Makefile.autosetup" file 
>> (but they do appear in the "system.ctl" file...).
>> I'll need to investigate it, maybe neomutt defaults are the same with 
>> those required (for example, the default for mandir seems to be the 
>> same as the required path), or maybe they are not used at all.
> The parameters seems to be part of autosetup, but those directories are 
> not used by neomutt.

Ok, no problem.

> Is there anything else I can/should do in order to get the package 
> approved?

I think you should also be using 'make_etc_defaults /etc/neomuttrc' in 
the install step.

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