Bug 11684 - mailcap says it is used by metamail but there is no dependency
Summary: mailcap says it is used by metamail but there is no dependency
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: metamail
Version: 6.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-05-26 04:48 UTC by Stephen Rasku
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-26 04:48:08 UTC

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Description Stephen Rasku 2000-05-26 04:48:08 UTC
The mailcap descriptions says:

	The mailcap file is used by the metamail program.

but it is possible to remove mailcap without removing metamail.  If the
above statement is true, there should be a dependency.  If it is false, the
statement should be removed or clarified.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-08-29 18:29:18 UTC
not necessarily.  If the file is present, metamail will use it.  Other programs
use it also.
However, metamail and other programs have built-in fallbacks if the file is not
present, so an explicit dependency is not needed.

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