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Re: [bug-mailutils] Debian patches

From: Jordi Mallach
Subject: Re: [bug-mailutils] Debian patches
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 02:22:16 +0200
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On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 01:04:50AM +0300, Sergey Poznyakoff wrote:
> Thanks for reminding me about it.  I'll apply it to both HEAD and
> patches-2.2.


> 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.

Thanks for considering! There is no hurry; for now I'm just commenting the
call in configure.ac, but knowing it's an issue other packagers had faced
I wanted to remind it.

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

Ufff. Ho intentaré; it's in my TODO, which unfortunately keeps getting
bigger and bigger these days. I haven't spent that much time translating
anything lately.
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