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Re: Mailutils in Debian

From: Jeff Bailey
Subject: Re: Mailutils in Debian
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 07:43:25 -0700
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On Sat, Oct 13, 2001 at 10:40:39AM -0400, Alain Magloire wrote:

> > mailutils - mailx, frm, &c. (Except from -- That conflicts with part of 
> > another package)

> I'm not sure if that is of any help.  But configure has the machinery
> to mangle the name of the programs.
>   --program-prefix=PREFIX prepend PREFIX to installed program names
>   --program-suffix=SUFFIX append SUFFIX to installed program names
> ./configure --program-prefix=g

It will be useful later.  There's a further trick in Debian that
allows you to set "alternatives", so that both can be installed.  Then
the name installed in /usr/bin is just a symlink to the right package.

Jeff Bailey

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