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From: erc@unislc.uucp (Ed Carp)
Subject: mailpak.tar on tsx-11
X-Newsreader: Tin 1.1 PL4
Organization: Unisys Corporation SLC
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 1992 01:07:56 GMT

As promised, I've uploaded mailpak.tar to tsx-11.mit.edu in /incoming.
Here's the README.first.linux for the package:
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
This is release 1.0 of my email package.  It includes:

1.	elm2.3 patch level 11 sources, ready to compile with gcc 2.2.2.
2.	taylor-uucp, patch level 1.03a, ready to compile, with sample
	Systems, Devices, and Permissions files.
3.	mail, Emmett Gray's mailer (with extensive hacks by me).
4.	smail3, with a simple paths file.  You don't really need smail3, but
	I've included it for those who want such things.
5.	Release 1.1.f of uustatus, a realtime uucp status monitor.  Run it
	in a virtual console and fire up uucp.

Watch comp.os.linux for announcements on updates, etc.

-- Ed Carp
   erc@apple.com

INSTRUCTIONS:

To compile:

make a user 'uucp' in /etc/passwd.  THIS IS IMPORTANT!
cd uucp
more -c README.linux
cp samples/* /usr/lib/uucp
chmod 600 /usr/lib/uucp/*
chown uucp /usr/lib/uucp/*
make;make install
cd ../../elm2.3
more -c README.linux
sh Configure
make all
chmod 2755 bin/elm
chgrp mail bin/elm
mv bin/* /usr/local/bin
cd ../uustatus
make uustatus
mv uustatus /usr/local/bin
# if you want to use my mailer...
cd ../mail
make
mv mail /bin/mail
ln /bin/mail /bin/rmail
# else do this:
cd smail3
make
(then follow the directions in Install)

Install smail3, and use my mailer for your local mailer.

Edit Devices, Permissions, and Systems in /usr/lib/uucp to suit.
Edit (or build) /usr/lib/uucp/paths.  I dn't include pathalias
in this package - you can get it from ftp.uu.net.  If enough people
complain, I'll include it in the next release.

** KNOWN BUGS **

I suggest you use elm as your high-level transport mechanism, and leave
/bin/mail alone.

elm sometimes has trouble restoring premissions for mailboxes.

Occasionally uux bombs mailing things out with a "getcwd: No such file".
This seems to be a transient problem.  Do a "sync" and retry.
-- 
Ed Carp, N7EKG		erc@apple.com	<-- preferred email address!
"In wildness is the preservation of the world."  - Henry David Thoreau
** Member, Linux port team - uucp division ** :)   801/269-8125

Newsgroups: comp.os.linux
From: erc@unislc.uucp (Ed Carp)
Subject: Re: Mail hint
X-Newsreader: Tin 1.1 PL4
Organization: Unisys Corporation SLC
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1992 22:08:56 GMT

dhs@moeng2.minc.umd.edu (David H. Silber) writes:

: I just spent a day trying to figure this one out, so I figure someone
: else might find the info usefull...
: 
: I got the mailpak.tar (most recent is now mailpak12, unless it has been
: upgraded /again/) distribution compiled & installed mail, rmail, elm,
: etc.  I can send messages OK, but elm /always/ complains that "Folder is
: corrupted!!", when I try to read the mail.  The solution:  Run the
: configuration script again.  When you get to the question about MMDF,

Don't just sake "make all" after getting mailpak!  As README.elm says,
"Run sh Configure".  The original config.sh won't work for you.  Well,
actually it will, but I haven't experimented with it - maybe I'll be getting
all your mail :)

: P.S.  Thanks to Ed Carp for mailpak##.tar & his answers to my
: questions.
: P.P.S.  Ed -- There have been several upgrades to the mailpak package.
: What are these patches for?

Let's see ... if memory serves, the first patch was to make mail work
with smart hosts.  The second was for uustatus.  I'm just about to upload
1.3, which contains (again) minor patches to uustatus to (1) make it work with
SVR4, and (2) to more accurately calculate throughput figures.  There are
still problems with uucp, though.  I'm seeing uucico hang on a modem port without
timing out - I wonder if it's related to H. J.'s recent patches affecting
restartable system calls?
-- 
Ed Carp, N7EKG		erc@apple.com	<-- preferred email address!
"In wildness is the preservation of the world."  - Henry David Thoreau
** Member, Linux port team - uucp division ** :)   801/269-8125

Newsgroups: comp.os.linux
From: hlu@phys1.physics.wsu.edu (Hongjiu Lu)
Subject: Re: Mail hint
Organization: Washington State University
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 92 23:33:13 GMT

In article <1992Jul18.220856.22272@unislc.uucp>, erc@unislc.uucp (Ed Carp) writes:
|> dhs@moeng2.minc.umd.edu (David H. Silber) writes:
|> 

[deleted]

|> SVR4, and (2) to more accurately calculate throughput figures.  There are
|> still problems with uucp, though.  I'm seeing uucico hang on a modem port without
|> timing out - I wonder if it's related to H. J.'s recent patches affecting
|> restartable system calls?

I didn't change any sys calls. All is done inside the kernel.

H.J.
-- 
Gcc/libc maintainer for Linux.

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