[Alpine-info] CentOS 6 upgrade breaks JPEG attachment viewer
drf at maplepark.com
Sun Feb 19 11:35:26 PST 2012
On Sun, 19 Feb 2012, Roger Davis wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> Thanks, I just finished looking through your sample mailcap and octet-stream
> It would seem (see my previous response to Eduardo's message) that my biggest
> problem here is that not knowing much about how mail works I have no idea
> where these components (as they currently exist on my system) all came from,
> i.e., were they installed by alpine or CentOS? How would I know if I am using
> the mailcap or octet-stream that has been used with alpine?
> I assume that your mailcap example I should install as ~/.mailcap (after
> modifying it as desired). Where would your octet-stream example file
> get installed?
Roger, my original mailcap was installed in /etc/mailcap by the the
re-alpine install (actually pine, years ago) routines and I modified it
there as the link shows to use as the global default. The distributed
file is included with the re-alpine source package under the doc/
directory as mailcap.unx, or in my setup as
Several attachments came through as octet-stream and I wrote the
octet-stream script to handle them. I keep it in /usr/local/bin/ along
with most other general binaries. This script is the one I played with
the most over the years and it has some old dead code snippets throughout.
But it should work.
David Forrest e-mail drf at maplepark.com
Maple Park Development Corporation http://xen.maplepark.com
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