|Summary:||net-mail/mailbase lacks mailcap manpage|
|Product:||Gentoo Linux||Reporter:||Cedric Sodhi <manday>|
|Component:||[OLD] Development||Assignee:||Net-Mail Packages <net-mail+disabled>|
|Package list:||Runtime testing required:||---|
Description Cedric Sodhi 2012-05-27 10:46:38 UTC
mailcap should be documented somewhere, die.net  has a manpage, Gentoo, however, appears to have no documentation of mailcap at all. Neither in ./doc nor in ./man  http://linux.die.net/man/4/mailcap
Comment 1 Eray Aslan 2012-05-31 09:34:04 UTC
net-mail/metamail provides the mailcap man pages. However, metamail is abandoned upstream and is a possible candidate for tree removal. It doesn't have a stellar security past either. But the following packages depend on it so treecleaning won't be easy/quick: app-text/crm114-20100106:mimencode net-mail/topal-64 net-mail/topal-72 net-misc/hylafaxplus-5.5.1 net-misc/hylafaxplus-5.5.1-r1 net-nntp/tin-2.0.0:mime net-nntp/tin-2.0.1:mime I am somewhat reluctantly closing as WONTFIX for now.
Comment 2 Cedric Sodhi 2012-05-31 16:41:41 UTC
I may add two packages which I use and which do at least utilize mailcap, these are www-client/elinks mail-client/mutt I'm sure more people may add a multitude of other packages which are interested in mailcap. That said, I can not relate to the reason which you provide. If, metamail, which I've never heard of, provides the manpage for mailcap, the obvious solution will be to make instead mailbase provide said manpage. It is then of no concern to us whatever may happen to metamail. Needless to mention, it's probabaly a bug in itsself that mailbase provides mailcap but the manpage is in a different package. I hope that under these considerations, you allow me to re-open the bug in the idea that said manpage should henceforth be provided by mailbase.
Comment 3 Eray Aslan 2018-05-31 07:37:31 UTC
*** Bug 656880 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Larry the Git Cow 2018-05-31 07:48:31 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s): https://gitweb.gentoo.org/repo/gentoo.git/commit/?id=5dfcab1a044ef30c8bc4f3c9b739446be2f65084 commit 5dfcab1a044ef30c8bc4f3c9b739446be2f65084 Author: Eray Aslan <email@example.com> AuthorDate: 2018-05-31 07:48:08 +0000 Commit: Eray Aslan <firstname.lastname@example.org> CommitDate: 2018-05-31 07:48:08 +0000 net-mail/mailbase: provide mailcap man page Closes: https://bugs.gentoo.org/417743 Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.40, Repoman-2.3.9 net-mail/mailbase/files/mailcap.5 | 75 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ net-mail/mailbase/mailbase-1.4.ebuild | 67 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 2 files changed, 142 insertions(+)