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[alpine-user] A suggestion and two questions

From: Donald Allen <>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 09:14:23 -0500

I am experimenting with Alpine and while I am very pleased with the
stability and performance of the system, I've encountered some
frustrations in getting questions answered. I would like to suggest
that the 'Forums' link on the main and other pages be
removed. The 'Community' link takes you to a page that provides
descriptions and links to *all* options for communicating with the
Alpine community, including the forums, together in one place, as they
should be. The presence of the separate 'Forums' link, prominently
displayed near the 'wiki' link, is a confusing distraction; it can
give a sense that the forums are the main way (or the only way, if the
'forums' link catches your eye first, as it did mine) to talk to the
Alpine community. This is clearly not the case; answers to questions
are not forthcoming there, as I expressed in frustration in my last

My questions: the package browser indicates that there are both tcl
and tk (8.6) packages available in the 'main' repository. However,
only the tcl package is present in the main repositories on the
dl[2-5] mirrors. So my first question is why is the tk package
missing? The second question is why does the package browser say one
thing and the repository another? One would think that the database
used by the browser would be generated from the ultimate source of the
truth, namely the repositories.

/Don Allen

Received on Fri Nov 13 2015 - 09:14:23 GMT