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Re: [Nmh-workers] Call for testing of nmh 1.7 release candidate 3

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Call for testing of nmh 1.7 release candidate 3
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 09:53:51 +0100

Hi everyone,

Ken wrote:
> I am feeling reasonably confident about the quality of nmh 1.7 release
> candidate 3.

I suspect Ken's waters have it right.  There's two things you can do to
help.  Build nmh on the varying systems you have, even if you only
normally use it on your main one, feeding us any build problems.  And
then running it instead of the version you're currently using.

David's build_nmh script aims to make that first part easy.  I've just
tried it.

    wget -nv 
    gzip -dc nmh-1.7-RC3.tar.gz | tar xf -
    cd nmh-1.7-RC3

I accepted the defaults at the prompts by pressing Enter.  It pokes
around your existing nmh installation to help set those defaults if it's
in your PATH.  After the "TLS support" question it's silent for a while
as it builds until the shell prompt appears again.

There, nothing to it.  So dust off that Xenix and give it a spin.
build_nmh.log records the build platform, configure, make, and test
results, so if anything goes wrong then we'd like that.  Send it
privately if you don't want it on the list.  Feel free to debug the
issue further if you want, but your acting as a manual `buildbot' is
what we really appreciate.

If all went well then installing can be done with

    ./build_nmh -i

This will be quicker;  the make(1) will spot the hard work has already
been done.

Cheers, Ralph.

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