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Re: /bin/mail replacement (next generation of mailx)



On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 19:20 +0400, Dmitry Butskoy wrote:
> Dmitry Butskoy wrote:
> > seth vidal wrote:
> >>
> >> Does the cli format break compat with mailx as we know it now? Ie: will
> >> we need to fix an arse-load of  cron jobs and what not to behave?
> >>   
> >
> > There is an upstream's recommendation to use in scripts (including 
> > cron jobs) as "MAILRC=/dev/null mailx", whereas now it is jist "mail". 
> > I don't know whether it is for corner cases or it is an actual issue. 
> > Perhaps we should look how Suse and Slackware package this (btw, Suse 
> > had switched for a long time).
> 
> BTW, the current "mail" already reads ~/.mailrc and, depending on "-n", 
> /etc/mail.rc . Mailx-12.x will do the same (it explains why Suse does 
> not use any wrappers etc.). IOW, nothing worse.
> 

If it acts the same then I don't see a good reason not to upgrade it.
Though I will say - maybe do this as an F10 thing and let f8,F9 keep the
older one?

-sv



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