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Re: movemail on Debian

From: Dave Love
Subject: Re: movemail on Debian
Date: 30 Apr 2003 18:59:11 +0100
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>           * configure.in: When we have -llockfile, define HAVE_LIBMAIL, not
>           LIBMAIL.
> Can you explain the meaning of defining LIBMAIL,

I think there wasn't any.  [I was fairly sure the configurey worked at
one stage, but that was perhaps a couple of years back and it seems
the current version doesn't DTRT despite what the Debian patch says.]

> and the meaning of defining HAVE_LIBMAIL, so I can understand this
> change?

It's normal autoconf for `can link -lmail'.

> Does HAVE_LIBMAIL have any existing meaning, distinct from its effect
> on the conditional you are adding to gnu-linux.h?

I think movemail is written to work with function `maillock' (?) from
a proprietary libmail.  Debian has the same function in liblockfile.
Defining HAVE_LIBMAIL (albeit a lie) gets movemail to use maillock --
as I commented in gnu-linux.h -- without touching movemail.c.  See
conditionals on HAVE_LIBMAIL &c near the top of movemail.c.

Is that clear?

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