Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 241873
/etc/Muttrc contains version string
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:05 EST
Description of problem:
/etc/Muttrc contains the version number 6 times, and it is updated each time a
new version is used.
Since /etc/Muttrc is a config file, and the user may have modified it, this
unnnecessary change makes the diff longer and presents extra work during the
upgrade. See the attached diff.
I suggest to create a symlink to the directory, either /usr/share/doc/mutt, or
Created attachment 155794 [details]
Yes, /etc/Muttrc is marked as a config file, but /etc/Muttrc.local should be
used for local changes.
Since /etc/Muttrc has also listed all available options with descriptions it's
likely that a newer version will have more changes in the file than just the
The lynx package has a similar setup.
OK Miroslav, I admit there is no real need to change the current setup, closing.
Thanks for your time.