r6805 - in trunk/BOOK: . basicnet/mailnews introduction/welcome
Ag. D. Hatzimanikas
a.hatzim at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 10:00:38 PDT 2007
On Sat, Jun 16, at 09:43 Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> Ag. D. Hatzimanikas wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 14, at 09:42 Ag. D. Hatzimanikas wrote:
> >>> One small correction. GnuTLS can be also used in place of openssl.
> >> That will need of course "--with-gnutls"
> > Which support for GnuTLS in mutt is broken anyway.
> > Bug #2911
> > I will keep on eye on this.
> Could you please create a patch for the book that warns the readers about
> this? Or is such information better suited for the wiki?
Ok, the patch attached.
Please review it, fix any wording and apply.
I also updated and the ticket to have some reference.
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--- basicnet/mailnews/mutt.xml (revision 6808)
+++ basicnet/mailnews/mutt.xml (working copy)
@@ -103,6 +103,18 @@
<ulink url="http://www.mutt.org/">Mutt home page</ulink>.</para>
+ <para>If you choose to link <application>Mutt</application> against
+ <ulink url="http://www.gnu.org/software/gnutls/">GnuTLS</ulink>,
+ you won't have SSL client certificate support. Specifically the
+ <parameter>ssl_client_cert</parameter> configuration variable is recognized
+ as invalid. That means you will loose the ability to use
+ <command>mutt</command> via SMTP over TLS or in the case when
+ a client certification is required for authentication on an IMAP server.
+ For these reasons we recommend to link <application>Mutt</application>
+ against <xref linkend="openssl"/> if you want SSL/TLS support.</para>
<para><application>Mutt</application> requires a group named
<systemitem class="groupname">mail</systemitem>. You can
add this group, if it does not exist, with this command:</para>
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