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Re: [Nmh-workers] multiple folders to rcvstore

From: Oliver Kiddle
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] multiple folders to rcvstore
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 21:40:52 +0100

You wrote:
> On AFS, the network filesystem I've used in the past to store my messages, 
> you 
> can't hard-link between two different folders.  I'm not sure what nmh will do 
> if you tell it to create a link and it can't create a hard link.  If it falls 
> back to symlinks, then one of the locations is privileged.

This reminds me: one of the bugs that ought to be fixed before the next
release is the following in uip/Makefile.in:
        $(LN) $(DESTDIR)$(bindir)/install-mh   $(DESTDIR)$(libdir)/install-mh

This fails for AFS file systems as well as for anyone that happens to
use a different filesystem for the libdir and bindir. It is Debian bug
#238456 and also appears on Savannah.

The obvious fix is to use a soft link but can we just remove the link?
Is install-mh needed in $(libdir)? The Debian patch comments the line
out. I thought that the link was needed because commands automatically
run install-mh if .mh_profile doesn't exist but it seems that I'm wrong
there and it just prompts the user instead.


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