[jbauman at adsl-63-193-249-142.dsl.snfc21.pacbell.net: A question]

Mark Hymers markh at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Aug 26 08:11:28 PDT 2001


I recieved this message from Jeff recently and it's an issue I'd like
comments on:

-  Forwarded message from jbauman at adsl-63-193-249-142.dsl.snfc21.pacbell.net -

> Mark, 
> I'm encountering a situation that I need some guidance on. There are some 
> peripheral packages that would be nice to have, but I'm not sure if they 
> deserve entire entries by themselves, or if they can be incorporated into 
> the packages I'm currently working on. One example is that there are no 
> man pages distributed with ucspi-tcp or daemontools. However, they do 
> exist, but must be downloaded from another location. A second example is 
> that there is a program to check for new mail that can be used with Qmail 
> and mutt. Installation of these packages is pretty trivial, but it doesn't 
> seem to fit within the format of our pages. What do you think?

----- End forwarded message -----

My opinion is that for man pages, information on installing these should
go in the page with the packages.  We can create extra entities such as
and put them in index.xml

as for the check for new mail program - I don't quite understand what
it's for.  Is it similar to fetchmail or just a program which looks for
local new mail.  In the latter case, bash can do it - I have a patch
which mca from #lfs sent me which can be applied to bash so that it
works with Maildir style mailboxes as well as mbox ones.  I don't know
qmail though so I could easily be talking rubbish.


Mark Hymers					 BLFS Project Leader
markh at linuxfromscratch.org

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