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Re: converting from qpopper

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: converting from qpopper
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2001 18:13:16 +0200

> Should we make the default one the same as qpopper to ease conversion?
> I want to do that for the Debian package, but it would be nice if
> someone could generally expect that moving database files around is safe.

Yes, that's a good idea. But unfortunately it is rather hard to 
follow it. The qpopper's authentication database name is defined
at configure time, so it may differ from system to system.  Qpopper may
be configured to use NDBM, in which case its authentication database will
be stored in two files with suffixes '.pag' and '.dir', etc. 

I believe the best way is to make APOP_PASSFILE_NAME configurable and
put the recommendations for easy transition into README or NEWS. 

When using GDBM or Berkeley DB, no default suffix is needed, but many
prefer to be able to tell the type of the file just by glancing at
its suffix, so it seems reasonable to append '.db' to it. Again,
we can make it configurable ...

> I used to pity Alain when me, Sparky and Shaleh were all in Pacific
> Time, and he was the lone one out here. =) 


> You just need to recruit more people. (I don't remember, how did you 
> get involved?)

It was very simple: I was just fiddling around with the mailman
interface of radius' mailing lists when I came across the name
`bug-mailutils' and got interested in the project.

Well, returning to our muttons, was pop3d able to understand qpopper's


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