[BLFS Trac] #2530: Replace pine with alpine

BLFS Trac trac at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed May 7 07:21:47 PDT 2008


#2530: Replace pine with alpine
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 Reporter:  alexander at linuxfromscratch.org  |       Owner:  blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  defect                          |      Status:  new                           
 Priority:  normal                          |   Milestone:  future                        
Component:  BOOK                            |     Version:  SVN                           
 Severity:  normal                          |    Keywords:                                
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 Right now, BLFS includes Pine plus a big patch that is questionable from a
 legal viewpoint (because distribution of modified Pine versions is
 prohibited), but required in order to have a functional Pine in UTF-8
 based system. Alpine (http://www.washington.edu/alpine/) is a fork of the
 last Pine version that didn't have the offending clause in the license,
 and incorporates this patch and many others. I recommend switching. The
 page (http://www.suse.de/~bk/pine/FAQ.html) where we got this patch from
 now says it is deprecated in favor of Alpine.

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