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Re: [Nmh-workers] Default setup broken on Debian?

From: Alexander Zangerl
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Default setup broken on Debian?
Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:34:06 +1000

On Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:42:44 -0500, Ken Hornstein writes:
>I can understand that, but from what we've seen it looks like
>run-mailcap simply is non-functional with base nmh (Conrad said it
>didn't work; a lot of cases of "file not found").

hmm, as far as i'm aware debian's mime-support (and its
run-mailcap component) is very well primed from the get-go, but 
that's between conrad, me and the other debian maintainers.

>>debian's exmh uses run-mailcap, which is the only thing we can depend on
> And I was actually
>under the impression that exmh used mailcap directly, 

yes, sorry, that was a typo - i meant nmh. (i'm maintaining both nmh and exmh
and the brain must have suffered a small jolt...)

anyway, i think this is resolved; i've briefly discussed this with 
conrad off-list and amended the mhn.defaults that debian's nmh
ships (plus more visible documentation of what the differences between 
upstream and debian are).

i've also asked conrad to prod me (well, whoever is the debian maintainer of 
something) a bit earlier in the future: it's a pity that he misliked 
the defaults for so long without a peep, and this could have been resolved 
much sooner.

you guys naturally aren't in any way responsible for the (relatively small)
mods that were needed to make nmh fit in with debian, and it's an integral 
part of being a debian maintainer to be the first point of contact when users
experience problems with your packages. 

so here's my thanks to everybody on the list for not being offended
when being bothered with debian-specific issues :-)


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