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Re: mime-compose.el and Debian

From: Brendan Halpin
Subject: Re: mime-compose.el and Debian
Date: 27 May 2005 17:19:40 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.4

Phillip Lord <address@hidden> writes:

> >>>>> "Brendan" == Brendan Halpin <address@hidden> writes:
>   Brendan> I use mime-compose.el to attach files to mail in mail-mode,
>   Brendan> and was caught out when I upgraded to the latest Debian
>   Brendan> because mime-compose is hard-wired to use mmencode, whereas
>   Brendan> Debian offers mimencode instead.
>   Brendan> Is mime-compose obsolete, and if so what should I be using
>   Brendan> to compose mime mail?
> I tend to use Gnus these days, which has full read/write support for
> mime. Have you tried message-mode (rather than mail-mode). MML (the
> mime support) should just work. 

I do use both (ie currently in message-mode), but can't break the
RMAIL habit so I get mail-mode when I do C-u R.

As it happens my problem is trivial, since mmencode is just an 8.3
truncation of mimencode; I've solved it before by creating a
symlink and this time by conditional code in .emacs. 

Brendan Halpin,  Department of Sociology,  University of Limerick,  Ireland
Tel: w +353-61-213147 f +353-61-202569 h +353-61-338562; Room F2-025 x 3147

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