Bug 4002 - "reply all" not functional in exmh
"reply all" not functional in exmh
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: exmh (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-07-12 14:40 EDT by glenn
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-24 23:38:49 EDT
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Description glenn 1999-07-12 14:40:42 EDT
The current release (and future ones, apparently!) are not
completely compatible with nmh.  In particular, the reply
all function doesn't work.  exmh invokes 'repl' with
-cc to -cc cc when reply all is used.  The 'replcomps'
file in nmh doesn't comprehend the -cc flags, and they
get dropped.

This patch (per Richard Coleman) fixes exmh to work properly
with nmh:

*** app-defaults        Mon Jul 12 14:25:19 1999
--- /usr/local/lib/exmh-2.0.2/app-defaults      Wed Dec 30
11:59:39 1998
*** 373,379 ****
  *Mops.reply.m.l_reply:        Reply to sender <Key-r>
  *Mops.reply.m.c_reply:                Msg_Reply -nocc to
-nocc cc
  *Mops.reply.m.l_replyall:     Reply all <Key-R>
! *Mops.reply.m.c_replyall:     Msg_Reply -cc to -cc cc

  *Mops.reply.m.t_sep:  separator
  *Mops.reply.m.l_help: Defining more...
--- 373,379 ----
  *Mops.reply.m.l_reply:        Reply to sender <Key-r>
  *Mops.reply.m.c_reply:                Msg_Reply -nocc to
-nocc cc
  *Mops.reply.m.l_replyall:     Reply all <Key-R>
! *Mops.reply.m.c_replyall:     Msg_Reply -group -nocc me

  *Mops.reply.m.t_sep:  separator
  *Mops.reply.m.l_help: Defining more...

It's also possible to change nmh to work with nmh by
changing the replcomps file.

As far as I know, exmh will work properly with a stock
mh release.
Comment 1 glenn 1999-09-01 10:04:59 EDT
A fix for this bug has been committed to the CVS sources on
25 Aug 1999, by Anders Hammarquist <iko@cd.chalmers.se>.
I haven't been able to check it out yet to see if it works.

Here's a description of the fix:

> I have a patch that has been in the Debian exmh package for a while
> that does determine it at runtime. (Basically, it checks at startup
> whether repl lists -group in the help, and if so, uses it for
> to all). It will not survive switching between nmh and mh underneath
> a running exmh though.
> The reason I haven't applied it is that I thought I saw someone on
> the nmh mailing list saying it would go away from some not to
> nmh. I may have been hallucinating however, so I guess I'll just
> it.
> /Anders
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-09-20 11:04:59 EDT
Lorax and RawHide have a new version of nmh that I expect fix this.
Comment 3 Michael K. Johnson 1999-09-24 23:38:59 EDT
Please re-open this bug if the update mentioned before does not
fix the problem.  We've also got a new release of exmh, though
I did not apply the patch on the assumption that using the newer
nmh was the right way to fix this.

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