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Re: [bug-mailutils] Mail, sends to dead.letter once in a while, to black

From: Gene Heskett
Subject: Re: [bug-mailutils] Mail, sends to dead.letter once in a while, to black hole mostly
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2013 06:48:04 -0400

On Wednesday 03 July 2013 06:32:39 Jordi Mallach did opine:

> Hi Gene,
> On Tue, Jul 02, 2013 at 07:45:06PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > This is ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS and I just ran synaptic to get the version
> > I was running, and found mailutils is not even installed.  I'll byte,
> > what the heck else installs mail, links it to Mail and mailx besides
> > mailutils, did ubuntu reinvent the wheel here?
> My bet is bsd-mailx (or just mailx) is installed?
> Jordi

No luck this morning, no mail from amanda either.  So I went to check, 
"which mail" returned a null.  Man mail also failed.  Removing the bsd-
mailx package with synaptic removed the manpages and executables of 

So I "re-installed" mailutils and the -mh addition.  Now I have a man page 
that bears little resemblance to the one I was looking at 2 days ago when I 
started on this quest to make local mail work like it used to on other 
installs since 1998.

And "which mail" now returns: /usr/bin/mail like it should.

So add this bit of trivia to your box of clues for new bee's like me.  But 
there's nothing new about me, 78 yo retire broadcast engineer, and type 2 
diabetic, my warranty expired 25 years ago.

Removing bsd-mailx /after/ installing mailutils, _WILL_ remove the docs and 
executables of mailutils.

Cheers, Gene
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