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Re: [bug-mailutils] Debian patches

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [bug-mailutils] Debian patches
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 01:04:50 +0300

Jordi Mallach <address@hidden> ha escrit:

> I think the patch is trivial enough that it can be applied without
> problems. It just adjusts the program help output to match the rest of MU
> programs, with the added bonus of having help2man able to parse its
> output.

Thanks for reminding me about it.  I'll apply it to both HEAD and

> Is there anything we can do about this? I've given it a bit of thought,
> and still think requiring Radius' m4 file from GNU radius source is a
> significant burden. It means people need to download both Mailutils *and*
> Radius to bootstrap MU even if they intend *not* to compile in Radius
> support.

Not quite so.  If they intend to *compile* Mailutils, they need not
download anything except the distribution tarball.  But if they intend
to bootstrap from the Git version, then they do have to install plenty
of other stuff to get Mailutils going: Automake, Autoconf, Bison,
Flex, GNU M4, Texinfo, Gnulib, to say nothing about Git itself.
Radius is but a tiny drop in that sea of other packages.  However,
I do agree that it is not so vital as the rest of them and would
better not be required.  When I have a couple of spare minutes, I'll
hack the bootstrap script to make it download the radius.am file
automatically, the way it already downloads gnulib.  It will have to
wait a bit though, as I'm pretty busy with the HEAD rewrite now.
I'll let you know when I'm ready with it.


PS: Tindràs un poc de temps per actualitzar la traducció de
Mailutils? :)

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