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Re: [bug-mailutils] Binary name

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [bug-mailutils] Binary name
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 11:42:40 +0300

D. E. Evans <address@hidden> ha escrit:

> Most GNU+Linux systems install a {M,m}ail{x} program by
> default.  The default mailutils name is mail, but I'm not
> seeing an option to change this in the Makefile.

It is called `mail' because it is designed as a replacement for
the system /bin/mail command.

> On my system Mail would be sufficient, but I think a recommended
> option be available, perhaps GMail (or something else to
> avoid the Google connection).

Hmm, I'd not call it recommended, since it actually goes against the
purpose of MU mail implemetation.

> Have I overlooked a configure option, or make variable?

Yes, probably you have.  The configure script provides three options for
that purpose:

Program names:
  --program-prefix=PREFIX            prepend PREFIX to installed program
  --program-suffix=SUFFIX            append SUFFIX to installed
                                     program names
  --program-transform-name=PROGRAM   run sed PROGRAM on installed
                                     program names


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