[nSLUG] Pine and Debian

Jamie Fifield jamie at fifield.ca
Wed Mar 5 19:20:07 AST 2003


I don't need to imagine, I went through it after using Pine for years
and then switched to mutt.

I'm just making a recommendation, I honestly could care less what you
use for a mail reader.

On Wed, Mar 05, 2003 at 05:03:36PM -0400, Donald Teed wrote:
> 
> I took a look at mutt for a few seconds and it would take awhile for
> me to reprogram my ideas of what 'i' and other common commands do.
> Imagine if someone gave you a new vi and shifted the hjlk keys
> over by one.  That is about how frustrating it would be for me
> after this many years using pine.
> 
> --Donald Teed
> 
> 
> On Wed, 5 Mar 2003, Jamie Fifield wrote:
> 
> > Maybe you should take this as a sign that Pine sucks quite a bit. :) 
> > Try mutt.  All the cool kids use it, come on, try it.
> > 
> > It's worth the initial learning curve.
> > 
> > On Wed, Mar 05, 2003 at 09:44:27AM -0400, Donald Teed wrote:
> > > 
> > > On Wed, 5 Mar 2003, Peter Cordes wrote:
> > > 
> > > >  It is illegal to distribute "modified binaries" (i.e. ones which keep
> > > > things in the Right Place, according to Debian), so pine is distributed
> > > > as a source package only.  Do:
> > > > cd /usr/local/src # or /usr/src, or wherever
> > > > apt-get build-deps pine
> > > > apt-get source --build pine
> > > > dpkg -i pine_4.44-7_i386.deb pine-tracker_4.44-7_i386.deb [... and
> > > > whatever else you want]
> > > 
> > > This might work for most cases but it fails to find source for my sparc debian
> > > 
> > > The apt-get web site mentioned by Dop Ganger is neat, but no
> > > sparc packages, so it is off to the source for me.  Oh well, I'll use
> > > the opportunity to compile in ldap support for when that is required.
> > > 
> > > Strange that Redhat has no trouble distributing pine.  I suppose Debian has
> > > also dropped support for MP3 format.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
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