MH for linux

MH for linux

Post by Richard L. Carrei » Mon, 19 Jun 1995 04:00:00



I have used MH for years at MIT, and find it to be fairly useful (I
like having each piece of email automatically be a separate file).
Now that I have a linux system at home (mail via UUCP), I'd like to see
if I can have MH at home, too:
(1) At MIT, MH took mail from POP boxes.  Can MH be made to inc mail from
    /usr/spool/mail/* instead?
(2) I've had some people tell me that MH is a * to compile, needing quite
    a few edits and tweaks to get it to build.  Is this true?  Does a
    linux-ized version of MH exist anywhere?
(3) Is MH freeware, or is it a commercial item?

Thanks for any information on this!

--
Rich Carreiro

P5-100/Linux 1.2.1

 
 
 

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Post by DJ Greg » Mon, 19 Jun 1995 04:00:00




Quote:>(1) At MIT, MH took mail from POP boxes.  Can MH be made to inc mail from
>    /usr/spool/mail/* instead?

        Yes, by default inc reads messages from the users's mailbox.

Quote:>(2) I've had some people tell me that MH is a * to compile, needing quite
>    a few edits and tweaks to get it to build.  Is this true?  Does a
>    linux-ized version of MH exist anywhere?

        The Debian distribution has a good compilation of MH.  I haven't
had any problems with it.  The site is debian.cps.cmich.edu, the source
is in /pub/debian/source/mail/mh-6.8.3-2.tar.gz.  You can also get the
binary package in /pub/debian/mail/mh-6.8.3-2.deb, but you also need the
Debian package utility to install it.  That is in /pub/debian/project/
software/dpkg-0.93.42.3.nondebbin.tar.gz (it should be nondebian.. oh
well).

Quote:>(3) Is MH freeware, or is it a commercial item?

        MH is free to use, modify, and distribute, and it can be used
commercially.  If it wasn't, it wouldn't be in the main Debian distr-
ibution.

        Regards,
        -d.j.gregor

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Post by Peter Berg » Thu, 22 Jun 1995 04:00:00


 > [...]
 > is in /pub/debian/source/mail/mh-6.8.3-2.tar.gz.  You can also get the
 > binary package in /pub/debian/mail/mh-6.8.3-2.deb, but you also need the
 > Debian package utility to install it.  That is in /pub/debian/project/
 > software/dpkg-0.93.42.3.nondebbin.tar.gz (it should be nondebian.. oh
 > well).

Oh well...

When I saw this archive the first time (after having compiled
dpkg-0.93.42.3) I thought "nondebian" means "not for debian".. X-}

bye,
    Peter


 
 
 

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Post by Ian Jacks » Fri, 30 Jun 1995 04:00:00




>When I saw this archive the first time (after having compiled
>dpkg-0.93.42.3) I thought "nondebian" means "not for debian".. X-}

That's exactly what it means.  If you install the `nondebbin' tarfile
on a Debian system it will wipe out your package status database.

Debian users can upgrade their version of dpkg by getting dpkg itself
to install the dpkg-0.93.42.3.deb file.

`nondebbin' = `non-Debian binary', BTW.

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