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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Index: basicnet/mailnews/mutt.xml
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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>
     </note>
 
+    <caution>
+    <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>
+    </caution>
+
     <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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