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Re: [Nmh-workers] multiple folders to rcvstore

From: Jon Steinhart
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] multiple folders to rcvstore
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 12:42:47 -0800

> 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.
> Oliver

I'd vote for getting rid it.  It's a holdover from the days when install-mh
was in lib and was automatically invoked.

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