[Alpine-info] How to re-port Alpine from 25 to 587
joshua_rickmar at eumx.net
Mon Mar 23 13:02:15 PDT 2009
On Mon, March 23, 2009 12:34 pm, Mike Miller wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Mar 2009, Doug Barton wrote:
>> Mike Miller wrote:
>> It wasn't clear to me from what you wrote that it was working at all,
>> but I'm glad to hear that it is.
> I see. This was my way of saying that it worked with the passfile
> It requires, as far as I can tell, that I start it every time with the
> passfile argument:
> alpinenw -passfile ~/.pine.pwd
> By "requires" I meant that it would then work.
>>>>> My Ubuntu package version of Alpine 2.00 seems not to work that
>>>>> way at all.
>>>> I have no knowledge of how alpine is packaged on any Linux systems,
>>> I just thought I'd tell people that there is strangely inconsistent
>>> behavior betweent the different installations of Alpine 2.00. Maybe
>>> the package managers edit the source code. I didn't mean to ask you
>>> a question.
>> I'm not offended by questions, don't worry. :) And yes, I would imagine
>> that they do make changes in the Ubuntu package, at minimum to the
>> configure options if not patches to the source itself. I know I do in
>> the FreeBSD package.
> If you have made changes in the FreeBSD package, maybe that is why the
> behavior of your Alpine package is different from that of the Ubuntu
> package. I like what you say the FreeBSD package of Alpine is doing --
> looking for ~/.pine.pwd, say, instead of ignoring it unless specifically
> asked to look, which is what the Ubuntu package does. I wonder what
> Alpine does if compiled from source with the PASSFILE option, and without
> other alterations of the code.
Here's the part of the Makefile for the FreeBSD Alpine port which
configures it for a passfile:
So, if you configure Alpine with --with-passfile=yourpassfile.pwd it
should work. I'm not sure how Debian package management works, but
somehow you could either create a .deb with this version or just download
and install Alpine manually from the source with this option.
To send me a personal email, please place [personal] in the Subject line.
More information about the Alpine-info