Bug 241873 - /etc/Muttrc contains version string
Summary: /etc/Muttrc contains version string
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mutt
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Miroslav Lichvar
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-05-31 11:01 UTC by Stepan Kasal
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-06-11 13:20:32 UTC

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2007-05-31 11:01 UTC, Stepan Kasal
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Description Stepan Kasal 2007-05-31 11:01:06 UTC
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

Comment 1 Stepan Kasal 2007-05-31 11:01:07 UTC
Created attachment 155794 [details]
the diff

Comment 2 Miroslav Lichvar 2007-05-31 14:05:42 UTC
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
version strings.

The lynx package has a similar setup.

Comment 3 Stepan Kasal 2007-06-11 13:20:32 UTC
OK Miroslav, I admit there is no real need to change the current setup, closing.
Thanks for your time.

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