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Re: Mail source problem (?)

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Mail source problem (?)
Date: Sat, 02 Feb 2019 08:29:46 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Jeremy Hankins <> writes:

> Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:
>> Jeremy Hankins <> writes:
>>> Just did a bit more looking around and happened to check the messages
>>> buffer, and it turns out there was a more complete error message there.
>>> The problem was movemail.  mail-source-movemail-program wasn't set, and
>>> the default value mail-source.el was looking in exec-directory, which
>>> didn't have it.  Setting the variable manually to "/usr/bin/movemail"
>>> solved the problem loading mail from my mail spool.  Doesn't explain why
>>> toggling debug-on-quit made the message go away, of course.
>>> Is this a packaging problem?  Should I file a bug with debian?  Or
>>> should mail-source.el check the path for movemail?
>> There was a long discussion about this here:
>> Can you take a look at that and see if/how it's relevant to your issue?
> Yes, apart from the debugging problems I was having that's the same
> issue.

I think the solution is just to set mail-source-movemail-program
explicitly to the string "movemail", until you've got a newer emacs that
does that by default.

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