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Re: [Nmh-workers] Installing nmh on RedHat 6

From: Jon Fairbairn
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Installing nmh on RedHat 6
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 10:13:15 +0000
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address@hidden writes:

> Oliver Kiddle <address@hidden> writes:
>>address@hidden wrote:
>>> Could somebody please tell me how I can install the current
>>> version of nmh on RedHat 6.1? Is there on rpm somewhere?
>>What I usually do is try to find the .spec file from Fedora
>>and build an rpm using that.

I do something similar.

>>The Fedora files are here:
>>I don't really know what I'm doing with this stuff but after
>>putting the .spec file in ~/rpmbuild/SPECS and the patch file
>>and original sources in ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES and then running
>>rpmbuild -bb nmh.spec, it built a .rpm. You may need to read a
>>few man pages to get this working and it is always wise to
>>read the spec file and the output from the build.
>>If you prefer, I can send you the rpm built on my system
>>(assuming x86_64 is the right architecture).
> Yes, that would be very nice.

The drawback of it not being in a repository is that we all have
to notice and rebuild the rpm whenever there is a bug
fix/dependency change.

> Would you.

I wonder how many of us are using nmh on RHEL 6? There is a
buzilla entry for it here:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=475479 but it was
closed WONTFIX owing to no-one being willing to be the
maintainer for the rpm on EPEL. For various reasons I cannot
realistically commit to doing that, so we would need a
volunteer. An alternative would be to set up a repository
specifically for an nmh rpm (thus avoiding the administrative
complications of interacting with EPEL), which wouldn’t be
difficult except that it would have to be somewhere…

Jón Fairbairn                                 address@hidden

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