Passing an argument to a port

Mark Edwards mark at
Thu Nov 20 09:38:47 PST 2003

On Nov 20, 2003, at 8:54 AM, Sergey Matveychuk wrote:

> Mark Edwards wrote:
>> port had a build option to make mbx format mailboxes the default, 
>> since they are far better, but the port maintainer hasn't responded 
>> to any email from me so I guess its not going to happen.
> If you do so, don't forget to warn port users who used to old mailbox 
> format and don't expect changes (like me).

Well, I would never dream of making mbx the default format as the 
default setting.  The default setting should be the default setting of 
the software, which is mbox.  What I'd like to see is a flag in the 
imap-uw port that causes the port to be built with mbx as the default 
mailbox format.

It would have to be intentionally enabled.  Users of the port would be 
unaffected unless they wanted to be.

Mark Edwards

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