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Re: [Nmh-workers] Maybe time for a new release?

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Maybe time for a new release?
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2016 20:08:25 -0600

Conrad wrote:

> Yes, seems so; I guess I'd just like a "best practice" section in the 
> mhfixmsg man page which shows (for example) a recommended command line 
> invocation (more-or-less covered a few emails back) and a procmail recipe.

There's been a procmail recipe in the man page since March of 2013, under 
"Integration with procmail".

> I've tried running mhfixmsg across a selection of my email, and encountered a 
> mixture of complaints and occasional dumped cores (which I'll investigate and 
> report on — it may be that my Debian nmh-1.6-2 has bugs not present in the 
> current version).

Possible, there have been bug fixes over the years, not sure what Debian has 
ended up with.  It's so easy to download and build the latest, assuming you 
have modern autoconf, etc., so I recommend that instead of chasing down bugs in 
an older version:

    $ git clone git://git.savannah.nongnu.org/nmh.git
    $ cd nmh
    $ docs/contrib/build_nmh -div

The -i option to build_nmh will install, in the location that it prompts you 

> In principle I'd *like* to run mhfixmsg on email as it's delivered, but I'm 
> also sympathetic to the "keep the wire copy" argument, and a little worried 
> because of the abovementioned failures; does anyone else run it through 
> procmail?

Yes, I use the procmail recipe that's in the man page.  It saves a backup of 
each message in case you want.  I've never had to look at a backup.


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