Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Nathan Phillip Brink <ohnobinki@××××××××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: funtoo-dev@××××××××××××.com, gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [funtoo] [bugzilla-daemon-aBrp7R+bbdUdnm+yROfE0A@public.gmane.org: [Bug 322157] [mail-filter/procmail] new ebuild + autocreate maildirs]
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 05:25:30
Message-Id: 20100712052540.GI14243@ohnopublishing.net
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: [funtoo] [bugzilla-daemon-aBrp7R+bbdUdnm+yROfE0A@public.gmane.org: [Bug 322157] [mail-filter/procmail] new ebuild + autocreate maildirs] by Ryan Hill
On Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 06:03:49PM -0600, Ryan Hill wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Jul 2010 00:56:52 +0200 > Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@×××××.de> wrote: > > > > > Hi folks, > > > > > > YFYI: yet another of my ebuilds kicked-down. > > > > It's an improved version of procmail, which automatically creates > > missing maildir directories. > > Upstream first (TM).
I'm pretty sure that the main problem with procmail is that its upstream is quite dead. The proper solution might be simply a fork of procmail by someone who is willing to accept and apply distros' patches. This would be completely independent of distributions... or could be similar to Fedora (or a Fedora maintainer) starting up tigervnc. The problem with this approach would be getting enough momentum behind it and having distributions recognize such a fork. I was myself interested in pushing a patch (unfortunately it's still unfinished :-/) to procmail's upstream, but had trouble finding the upstream. If anyone has had better luck or knows of a fork like I describe above, I'd be interested. Of course, knowing that there is an upstream to submit such a patch to would be a great encouragement for me to finish writing it. ;-) -- binki Look out for missing or extraneous apostrophes!