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From: Edward Welbourne
Subject: movemail docs
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 12:01:59 +0000

This bug report will be sent to the Free Software Foundation,
 not to your local site managers!!
Please write in English, because the Emacs maintainers do not have
translators to read other languages for them.

In GNU Emacs 20.7.2 (i386-debian-linux-gnu, X toolkit)
 of Sat Aug 18 2001 on gluck modified by Debian
configured using `configure  i386-debian-linux-gnu --prefix=/usr 
--sharedstatedir=/var/lib --libexecdir=/usr/lib --localstatedir=/var/lib 
--infodir=/usr/share/info --mandir=/usr/share/man --with-pop=yes --with-x=yes 

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

Movemail is very scantily documented.

The movemail command doesn't support --version or --help.  The
Movemail info node tells me about a variable via which to pass flags
to movemail, but nothing tells me what flags movemail supports (other
than the -r and -p mentioned in the info node).

The Movemail info node (`movemail' and POP) tells me about building
movemail to work with POP; but it doesn't tell me how to determine
whether the installed movemail has been built with this support (or
support for Kerberos, or etc.).

As it happens, invoking this bug-sending utility has told me the flags
debian gave when configuring emacs, so now I know --with-pop=yes was
supplied and POP is supported.  If it is intended that reporting a bug
is the way to discover whether POP is supported, the info node should

  To determine whether POP is supported in your installation, invoke
  M-x report-emacs-bug and look at the `configured using...' line.  If
  this includes `--with-pop=yes' then POP is supported.
  Type C-x k RET to cancel the bug report.

albeit I assume report-emacs-bug gets the config flags from some other
command, which would be a better solution to document.

Recent input:
M-b m return n p m c tab r tab return n n C-x o C-x 
m C-x o C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n M-f M-f M-f M-f M-b C-SPC 
M-f M-f M-f M-f M-f C-b M-w C-x o C-y C-n C-n m o v 
e m a i l SPC d o c s C-n C-n C-p C-p C-e C-n C-n M-b 
M-b M-d M-d M-d c h a o s . o r g M-> C-p C-p C-k C-k 
C-n C-x o C-x o C-x k return C-x o M-x r e p o tab 
r tab return

Recent messages:
Making completion list...
Loading mailalias...
Loading mailalias...done
Fontifying *mail*...
Fontifying *mail*... (regexps........)
Loading mailalias...done
Mark set [3 times]
Making completion list...
Loading emacsbug...
Loading emacsbug...done

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