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Re: emacs-26.1-rc1: ./configure

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: emacs-26.1-rc1: ./configure
Date: Thu, 24 May 2018 10:55:47 +0200

Van L <address@hidden> writes:

>> Alan Third writes:
>> I have to be
>> honest, I’ve no idea why. I just use:
>>    ./configure
>> and it works fine.
> Er, not really for me, I get at the end of tag release emacs-26.1-rc1’s
>   ./configure
>   configure: WARNING: This configuration installs a 'movemail' program
>   that does not retrieve POP3 email.  By default, Emacs 25 and earlier
>   installed a 'movemail' program that retrieved POP3 email via only
>   insecure channels, a practice that is no longer recommended but that
>   you can continue to support by using './configure --with-pop'.
>   configure: You might want to install GNU Mailutils
>   <https://mailutils.org> and use './configure --with-mailutils’.
> and that might’ve pushed me to explore configure’s switches, by trial and 
> error.

The intent was to push you to install GNU Mailutils, since thatʼs a
better replacement for Emacs's built-in movemail. Can we improve the message?


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