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Re: [alpine-devel] considering packaging another mailx

From: Isaac Dunham <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:35:36 -0800

On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 04:15:35PM +0100, Natanael Copa wrote:
> I'm bringing up this old issue because there are a couple of CVE issues:
> Do you think it would be possible to completely replace main/mailx with
> heirloom-mailx without breaking too much? More specifically, does
> heirloom/mailx' mail implementation support all the args in current
> mail/mailx?
> -nc

heirloom-mailx does not mention -v in its help, but seems to accept it.
Other options/arguments seem to be compatible.

> > Now, a note: If heirloom-mailx gets renamed to mailx, it will need one
> > alteration:
> > I'm using the package name to rename mailx.1 so it doesn't conflict with
> > man-pages.
> > In my experiene, the magic that the fts APKBUILD uses to try to avoid
> > installing fts-doc along with man-pages doesn't work, so I'd rather not
> > duplicate it.

Isaac Dunham

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