ports/72647: /usr/ports/UPDATING - add entry regarding mail/getmail 3.x->4.x

Linh Pham question+fbsdports at closedsrc.org
Wed Oct 13 17:10:29 UTC 2004

>Number:         72647
>Category:       ports
>Synopsis:       /usr/ports/UPDATING - add entry regarding mail/getmail 3.x->4.x
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    freebsd-ports-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Oct 13 17:10:28 GMT 2004
>Originator:     Linh Pham
>Release:        FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE-p8 i386
System: FreeBSD q.internal.closedsrc.org 5.2.1-RELEASE-p8 FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE-p8 #2: Sat Jun 5 19:22:58 PDT 2004 question at q.internal.closedsrc.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/Q i386
With the recent port update of mail/getmail from version 3.x to 4.x, there are
some important notes that should be included in /usr/ports/UPDATING regarding
configuration changes.

This is my first UPDATING entry, so feel free to make edits or reply back with
constructive critism :)
mail/getmail UPDATING entry below:

  AFFECTS: users of mail/getmail
  AUTHOR: question+fbsdports at closedsrc.org
  If you are using a version of mail/getmail earlier than 4.x and are planning
  to upgrade to 4.2.2, please note that the configuration file syntax has
  changed and the existing configuration file(s) will not work. Please refer
  to the online documentation available at:
  If you already upgraded to the latest version of getmail, you can refer to
  the installed documentation under:


  The 4.x branch of getmail also requires Python 2.3.3 or newer.

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