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Re: which mutt?




AFAIK in Stretch Mutt actually means Neomutt. There was a flamewar between the
package maintainer and the Mutt guy a while ago about that. It wasn't
pretty[1,2].


In Buster, Mutt means Mutt, and Neomutt means Neomutt.

I suppose if you want to use "Vanilla" Mutt in Stretch you need to get it some
other way.

[1] https://jmtd.net/log/mutt_year_zero
[2] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=870635

--Francisco

On Fri, 2019-05-03 at 03:56 +0000, Russell L. Harris wrote:
> On Debian 9 (amd64), I installed Mutt.  The synaptic description says the
> package is 1.7.2 and has neoMutt patches.  But the "V" command in Mutt reports
> the version as "NeoMutt 20170113 (1.7.2)".
> 
> I searched and read a number of list threads on the matter of Mutt vs.
> neoMutt, but most of the threads I found were a few years old, so I do not
> know the outcome of the matter.  I also found a web page which says that
> Debian 10 is going to offer a "neoMutt" package.  Does this mean that Debian
> 10 also is going to offer a "Mutt" package, or is neoMutt going to be the sole
> Mutt offering?
> 
> I used Mutt years ago; I wish now to run the stable version of the original
> Mutt, maintained by Elkins and company.  And, if at all possible, I wish to
> install an official Mutt package from the Debian repository.
> 
> 
-- 
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Francisco M Neto

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