Ticket #159 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

~/.pinerc sometimes refers to mit.edu/hesiod/imap?

Reported by: geofft Owned by: geofft
Priority: low Milestone: Karmic Deploy (Canceled)
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


On amd64-test I am running a version of debathena-alpine-config that hardcodes po15, and uses an undebathenified alpine, which is the config we intend to deploy once the other POs support krb5.

If I try to send mail (which wants a sent-mail folder) or manually create a Spamscreen folder, it fails because stock alpine can't parse mit.edu/hesiod/imap.

This config only appears in my own .pinerc:

amd64-test:~ geofft$ grep hesiod /etc/pine.conf
amd64-test:~ geofft$ grep hesiod .pinerc
folder-collections="MIT Mail" {mit.edu/hesiod/imap}INBOX.[],

So we're going to need to figure out how to override or overwrite the local user's folder-collections when we deploy the krb5 debathena-alpine-config.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by broder

If/when the po15 config gets deployed, we'll still need the functionality to set the ~/mail directory private, which is presumably best accomplished with a wrapper (if we're no longer patching alpine). Such a wrapper could also frob .pinerc as necessary.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by andersk

  • Priority changed from major to minor
  • Summary changed from ~/.pinerc refers to mit.edu/hesiod/imap to ~/.pinerc sometimes refers to mit.edu/hesiod/imap?

The folder-collections configuration usually lives in the global /etc/pine.conf. It is only copied into your ~/.pinerc if you’ve modified that value, or manually edited ~/.pinerc.

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by jdreed

  • Milestone set to IAP 2010

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by geofft

  • Owner set to geofft
  • Status changed from new to accepted

Lots of people do that. See -c consult.

comment:5 Changed 14 years ago by geofft

  • Status changed from accepted to proposed

r24286 makes the wrapper frob your .pinerc to update away from mit.edu/hesiod/imap.

comment:6 Changed 14 years ago by andersk

Can you fix the wrapper to avoid rewriting .pinerc on every launch if nothing actually needs to change?

comment:7 Changed 14 years ago by geofft

  • Status changed from proposed to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Done in r24295 several days ago. I've moved this alpine-config to production.

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