[ANN] Pine 4.10 beta test

Mumit Khan khan@xraylith.wisc.EDU
Fri May 14 21:02:00 GMT 1999


If you've been pining for Pine, here's your chance to test it out. See

  ftp://ftp.xraylith.wisc.edu/pub/khan/gnu-win32/cygwin/ports/ 

for Pine 4.10 patches and binaries for Cygwin b20.1. Note that this is
hardly tested and there are quite a few known problems. IMAP and POP
access seem to be very reliable.

pine4.10-cygb20.tar.gz (2071285 bytes) contains the following files:

drwxr-xr-x xxx/yyy        0 May 14 22:47 1999 ./
drwxr-xr-x xxx/yyy        0 May 14 22:49 1999 patches/
-rw-r--r-- xxx/yyy    43127 May 14 22:47 1999 patches/pine4.10-cygb20.diff
drwxr-xr-x xxx/yyy        0 May 14 22:48 1999 doc/
-rw-r--r-- xxx/yyy     2481 May 14 22:48 1999 doc/README.pine4.10
drwxr-xr-x xxx/yyy        0 May 14 22:57 1999 bin/
-rwxr-xr-x xxx/yyy   527872 May 14 22:47 1999 bin/imapd.exe
-rwxr-xr-x xxx/yyy   482816 May 14 22:57 1999 bin/ipop2d.exe
-rwxr-xr-x xxx/yyy   201216 May 14 22:47 1999 bin/pico.exe
-rwxr-xr-x xxx/yyy   199168 May 14 22:47 1999 bin/pilot.exe
-rwxr-xr-x xxx/yyy  2587136 May 14 22:47 1999 bin/pine.exe
-rwxr-xr-x xxx/yyy   487936 May 14 22:57 1999 bin/ipop3d.exe

Pine 4.10 port for Cygwin B20.1:
===============================

Last modified: Fri May 14 22:33:02 CDT 1999

This is a quick and dirty port of Pine 4.10 for Cygwin b20.1. It mostly 
works, but there are a few things that I know to be problems (and I'm 
sure quite a few that I don't about yet).

To build from scratch:

1. download Pine 4.10 from ftp://ftp.cac.washington.edu/pine/pine4.10.tar.gz
   and unpack:

   $ cd ~/src
   $ tar zxf /tmp/pine4.10.tar.gz

2. download and the patch file pine4.10-cygb20.diff
   
   $ cd pine4.10
   $ patch -p0 -s < /tmp/pine4.10-cygb20.diff

3. build.
    
   $ bash ./build cyg

4. You'll probably have to rename to be files to have .exe suffix after it's
   done.

What's been tested:

- remote access via POP3 and IMAP. Local mail file should work, but that's 
  not something I care about.

Known problems:

All Platforms (Win9x/NT):

- If you use piping, make sure have /bin/sh. An easy way is to mount the 
  Cygwin bin directory as your /bin:
    
    $ mkdir /bin
    $ mount c:/cygnus/cygwin-b20/H-i586-cygwin32/bin /bin
  
  or something like that.

- Make sure you have the HOME variable defined, or you have /etc/passwd 
  that's correct. One W9x, you must have HOME defined.

- If you run in an xterm window, you may need to make the window 25 lines
  long to get the whole big. Resizing seems to be problematic. It's quite
  possibly a problem in the b20.1 terminal driver.

- If you turn on enable-suspend mode, make sure you DO NOT turn on 
  start-subshell-on-suspend. It may hang otherwise.

- Piping hangs every so often. Don't know why yet.

Win9x:

- if pico/pilot/pine crashes on startup, there may be a problem related to
  /etc/termcap. If you have /etc/termcap, rename it and retry. If the
  problem persists, then it's a different bug, and drop me a line. I'm
  still investigating as to why it happens on my laptop (which has a
  history of weird problems, so it may not happen on yours).

- Since there is usually no /etc/passwd, you must have HOME defined. In
  addition, first time you start Pine, you should use the Setup Config
  menu to setup your name etc.

- When connecting via POP, the default username problem may contain garbage;
  make sure you kill the line and type in the username correctly. Or, use
  '{mailserver.com/pop/user=myusername}INBOX' syntax to specify the username
  right away.

Mounting issues:

- do binary mounts always? I don't know.

Regards,
Mumit


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