ports/72904: ports/UPDATING: include additional notes to the mail/getmail entry

Linh Pham question+fbsdports at closedsrc.org
Wed Oct 20 03:00:52 UTC 2004

>Number:         72904
>Category:       ports
>Synopsis:       ports/UPDATING: include additional notes to the mail/getmail entry
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-ports-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Oct 20 03:00:51 GMT 2004
>Originator:     Linh Pham
>Release:        FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE-p11 i386
System: FreeBSD q.internal.closedsrc.org 5.2.1-RELEASE-p11 FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE-p11 #3: Thu Oct 14 23:10:30 PDT 2004 question at q.internal.closedsrc.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/Q i386
I received a message from Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com> which he mentioned
that the unixfrom parameter is sometimes required in the getmail config file.
The mention of the parameter in the getmail documentation is buried deep inside
it and is worth mentioning in the UPDATING file since it can cause problems
for users.

Also wanted to include a link to a quick guide to getting started with getmail,
which Scott also provided.

--- UPDATING_getmail.diff begins here ---
--- UPDATING.orig	Tue Oct 19 19:49:14 2004
+++ UPDATING	Tue Oct 19 19:49:45 2004
@@ -53,6 +53,14 @@
   The 4.x branch of getmail also requires Python 2.3.3 or newer.
+  Some mail delivery agents require that the unixform parameter to be set to
+  either "true" or "false" in the configuration file.
+  A "quick and dirty" guide on setting up, configuring and using getmail is
+  available at:
+    (http://qnd-guides.net/qnd-getmail.html)
   AFFECTS: users of devel/perforce
   AUTHOR: marshall at chezmarshall.com
--- UPDATING_getmail.diff ends here ---


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