ports/58500 submission got mangled

kosmos abowhill at blarg.net
Tue Oct 28 14:06:11 PST 2003

I recently tried submitting a new port (ports/58500) using
send-pr on my home unix machine. However, since I didn't have
the correct MTA setup, Gnats would not accept the e-mail from

So, I forwarded the port .shar file in the body of a message
to freebsd-bugs at freebsd.org using MS outlook express. Someone 
from the list (linimon) kindly created a PR for it. 

Unfortunately, the forwarded message had extraneous characters 
inserted by outlook express, and is probably corrupted.

So, after talking with a couple of people, I decided to configure
my unix machine's MTA to use it as my mail client (bastion host)
so it could talk to freebsd's mail servers properly.

Then I submitted a followup to the PR in an e-mail with a
clean copy of the .shar file attached, to bug-followup at freebsd.org. 

However, the attachment got mangled evenn worse than the first

What would be the correct thing to do at this point?

Should I send a simple e-mail to bug-followup at freebsd.org
for ports/58500 with the text: "This PR can be closed", then 
resubmit the port with send-pr? I am pretty sure my MTA
is configured correctly to send a PR now (knock on wood).

Or, should I just submit another followup to ports/58500 but
uuencode the .shar file before attaching it?

I am not too sure what bug-followup at freebsd.org requires 
in terms of e-mail format. Does it need the send-pr template?

Thanks for any help in advance.

Allan Bowhill
abowhill at blarg.net

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