Bug 5846 - Exmh should depend on glimpse
Summary: Exmh should depend on glimpse
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: exmh
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-10-11 20:18 UTC by Dan Yocum
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-19 14:17:49 UTC

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Description Dan Yocum 1999-10-11 20:18:57 UTC
In Exmh, the option exists to search your mail boxes using
glimpse.  However, glimpse is not part of any version of the
distro - I've checked 5.0, 5.2 and 6.1.  This should
probably be put in.  Glimpse depends on agrep, so that'll
have to be put in as well.


Comment 1 David Woodhouse 1999-11-19 10:54:59 UTC
exmh shouldn't depend on glimpse - it can work without it. Glimpse falls into
the same category as PGP - if you're including glimpse you should include
pgp/gpg as well - and RH can't do that until they get their act together and
start shipping a fully functional distro from within .eu so they're not bound by
the insane US export rules.

Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-11-19 14:17:59 UTC
We can't ship glimpse because the glimpse license does not allow it.
It's optional software; exmh works fine modulo the glimpse features
without it.

Comment 3 Anonymous 1999-11-19 14:36:59 UTC
Ah.  At first I couldn't grasp why.  Then after reading their web site, I see
now - search engines.  Looks like they're in cahoots with Transarc/IBM in some
strange manner.

Oh well.  "never mind."

Back in my box, back in my box.


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