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Re: --lock-flags now configurable, and some mu_argp reorg

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: --lock-flags now configurable, and some mu_argp reorg
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 09:54:11 +0300

> - mailutils allows you to write non-GPL programs, those programs

Excuse me, but I believe it does not. The COPYING file states that
the whole suite is distributed under GPL, which means that any
derivative work must be distributed under the same conditions as those
set forth in the GPL.

> - just because there are other mail and from and sieve utilities in
>   the world, doesn't mean that I should have to rename the config
>   files for mine as ~/.mu.???rc, IMHO. It is handy to isolate/group
>   rcfiles sometimes, though, so now if ~/.mailutils is a directory,
>   then that directory is searched for the rc files, instead of ~/.
>   I can add back the .mu. prefix for config files if thats not
>   sufficient, but I really like the directory of config files, an
>   idea I shamelessly stole from mutt.

Sam, there was a good reason for renaming mailutils-specific configs.
You will see it if you create a ~/.mailrc containing this:

set ask askcc append dot save crt hold
set indentprefix="> "
ignore Received Message-Id Resent-Message-Id Status Mail-From Return-Path Via
set prompt="& "

and then try to execute mailutils' mail utility. It simply won't
work. So .mu prefixing is necessary. Of course, we may make "mail"
an exception with its own config, but it will be clumsy and hard for
people to remember.


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