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Re: [bug-mailutils] Ummm, 'proper install'?

From: chris
Subject: Re: [bug-mailutils] Ummm, 'proper install'?
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 04:00:24 -1000
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Sergey Poznyakoff <address@hidden> writes:
Wow, Sergey, thanks for getting back to me so quickly!

I'm combining both your responses back into this one, to make things

> This should be enough. Just in case, let's examine the contents of
> your mailutils.scm module. Near line 30 you will find the following
> form:
> (let ((lib-path LIBPATH))

In file /home/cjh/share/mailutils/mailutils.scm, LIBPATH =
/home/cjh/lib, and yes, the libs are there. :/

And both LD_LIBRARY_PATH and LIBRARY_PATH have /home/cjh/lib.

> Is "/home/cjh/var/spool/mail" a file or a directory? It seems
> like a directory, in which case it surely will fail to open.

Oh.  Ooops.  My bad - it *is* a directory, and now that I have checked
my mail spool on my other boxes (which I should have done before
bothering you), I see that apparently it _should_ be a file.

>          smtp://IPADDR[:PORT]
> where IPADDR is host name or IP address of your SMTP gateway, optional
> PORT is a decimal integer indicating which port to connect to (defaults
> to 25.

Ah, this is what I would have guessed, and mailutils *has* proved very
consistent internally (yay!), but thanks for confirming, I do feel
better hearing it from the source. :)

> Lack of proper publicity, I guess. It's a pity...

I know, and mod_guile suffers from the same malaise, sad to say.

To be honest, speaking as a relative outsider and only recent guile
'full timer', but someone who has been 'peeking in' to the guile world
for a several years, I think that guile has only recently started
approaching some sort of crititcal mass.  These things do take time, and
I think are worth doing right, even if it does take a bit longer.

For example, two years ago, mailutils was at 0.2, and mod_guile (still
at 0.1 today!) was still being worked out.

But now, thanks to all the work, time, thought and perhaps even (dare I
say it?) love that people like you have been putting in, finally enough
pieces are in place that people like me can begin to assemble complete,
useful business-oriented applications and systems entirely in guile for
clients.  This should help in 'spreading the word'. :D

FWIW, I have begun looking into guile c programming (I am a
'professional' programmer of 25+ years) - projects like this have
inspired me to the point that I need to start helping!

guile just seems so _right_ to me.

Thanks again, Sergey,


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