Re: Metamail

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  On 10/28/2010 10:23 PM, JD wrote:
>  On 10/28/2010 09:48 PM, Dave Close wrote:
>> Ed Greshko wrote:
>>>> Certainly, mailcap is used by programs other than metamail. But the
>>>> description seems to imply that metamail is the primary user. So, 
>>>> where=
>>>> is metamail?
>>> metamail hasn't been packaged in a long least before 
>>> F11.  It
>>> is *old* and no longer maintained by anyone.
>> Well, then, "anyone" ought to update the info for mailcap -- at least.
>> But metamail doesn't need maintenance so long as it still works, and
>> I have no reason to think it doesn't work.
> Well, if you want to, you can build it yourself from source rpm:
Well, it turns out that the PLD source rpm has a macro that breaks the 

I downloaded
and it has a very minor build stopper whichyou can quickly fix in the 
spec file, namely

BuildRequires:  ncurses-devel xorg-x11 xorg-x11-devel

Well, Fedora does not install xorg-x11 in a single package, but rather 
multiple packages.
So, I just edited the spec file and commented out the line because I 
know that
I do have al x11 and x11-devel packages, as well as ncurses-devel package.

# BuildRequires:  ncurses-devel xorg-x11 xorg-x11-devel

and you can run the build:

rpmbuild -v -bb metamail.spec

and the build succeeds.
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