#12946 closed enhancement (fixed)

Fix libesmtp URL

Reported by: Bruce Dubbs Owned by: Bruce Dubbs
Priority: normal Milestone: 9.1
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:
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Description

The upstream site http://brianstafford.info/libesmtp seems to be gone.

We need to find an alternate and get a better site for currency, although the package has not changed since 2015. We can host on anduin and I did find https://src.fedoraproject.org/repo/pkgs/libesmtp/ but I don't know if we want to use that. The full URL includes an md5sum which is ugly.

libesmtp is only used by balsa as a required dependency.

On the other hand we could drop both libesmtp and balsa...

Change History (4)

comment:1 by Pierre Labastie, 19 months ago

Looking at configure in 2.5.9 version of balsa: there is no occurence of "smtp" in it. So I think the requirement for libesmtp has been removed (needs testing, no time today for that).

in reply to:  1 comment:2 by Bruce Dubbs, 19 months ago

Replying to pierre.labastie:

Looking at configure in 2.5.9 version of balsa: there is no occurence of "smtp" in it. So I think the requirement for libesmtp has been removed (needs testing, no time today for that).

I agree that esmtp does not seem to be used in balsa any more, but there are several references to esmtp in the Changelog, NEWS, INSTALL, src/save-restore.c (comment only), and balsa.spec{,.in}.

These references do not seem to apply any more. Looking at the dependencies in the book, there is a comment about an MTA/sendmail. That should probably be a required runtime dependency.

comment:3 by Bruce Dubbs, 19 months ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book to Bruce Dubbs
Status: newassigned

comment:4 by Bruce Dubbs, 19 months ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Fixed at revision 22518.

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