[techtalk] Re: mutt?
gossamer at tertius.net.au
Mon Oct 16 20:45:39 EST 2000
sara ruohotie wrote:
> okay, so i was brave enough to change from the old, comfy, easy pine,
> which i knew like my own pockets into scary, strange, weird mutt (but
> they say it's better!). so, is anyone like real familiar with mutt?
Congrats on changing :) Once you get the hang of Mutt I'm sure
you'll like it better.
> my problem is that i'm using mutt on several machines and on my own
> puter (freebsd 4.0) it's working very very nicely. on this particural
> puter it says 'color -- command not known' when i try to give it some
> specifications on which colors to use.
It's possible to compile Mutt with or without support for
colours, for example if I do 'mutt -v', the options it reports
-HOMESPOOL +USE_SETGID +USE_DOTLOCK +USE_FCNTL -USE_FLOCK
-USE_IMAP -USE_GSS -USE_SSL -USE_POP +HAVE_REGCOMP -USE_GNU_REGEX
+HAVE_COLOR +HAVE_PGP +BUFFY_SIZE -EXACT_ADDRESS +ENABLE_NLS
Spot the +HAVE_COLOR? Try doing 'mutt -v' on the machine where
colour isn't working for you and I'll bet it's compiled without
Unfortunately your options (assuming I'm right!) are only to
compile your own local copy of Mutt or to get the sysadmin to
recompile the system one.
: gossamer at tertius.net.au http://www.tertius.net.au/~gossamer/
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