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Update screenshots and version information of alpine in the mailers subsection of the electronic mail chapter of the FreeBSD handbook FreeBSD
Status: Closed Time to complete: 72 hrs Mentors: PÁLI Gábor János, Gavin Atkinson Tags: DocBook, documentation, SGML, pine, FreeBSD, alpine

Description of task

The FreeBSD handbook chapter on electronic mail explains how to use the alpine mailer. However, the screenshots in http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/mail-agents.html section need to be updated to show current version of alpine instead of pine 4.58. The security warning also needs to be revisited whether it is still relevant.

Task requires:


A FreeBSD system (in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine) installed on your computer. 
Knowledge of the documentation guidelines for the FreeBSD project: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/fdp-primer/ 
Check out a copy of the documentation tree from the documentation repository to get the source code for the chapter

Uploaded Work
File name/URL File size Date submitted
alpine1.zip 170.7 KB November 25 2011 17:09 UTC
alpine.zip 915.3 KB November 25 2011 17:11 UTC
new file 270 bytes November 25 2011 18:13 UTC
Comments
issyl0 on November 21 2011 16:37 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

issyl0 on November 21 2011 16:38 UTC Claim Removed

The claim on this task has been removed, someone else can claim it now.

passstab on November 23 2011 16:46 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

PÁLI Gábor János on November 23 2011 19:53 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to passstab. You have 72 hours to complete this task, good luck!

passstab on November 25 2011 04:28 UTC i can't run it

i've created a vb vm on vista 32 and i've run the command "make install" in /usr/ports/mail/alpine
but now "alpine" returns "alpine: commanded not found" (also asciiquarium fails to run
and man alpine works )

i have a little experience with the Linux cli

not much compiling
thank you

Eitan Adler on November 25 2011 04:41 UTC tcsh

You want to try typing hash -r. tcsh, the default shell, caches installed programs and doesn't look for new ones on failure.

PÁLI Gábor János on November 25 2011 14:27 UTC "rehash"

I think "rehash" also does the trick.

passstab on November 25 2011 17:11 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

passstab on November 25 2011 17:12 UTC thanks for the help

alpine1 contains the best shots


and is a proper subset of alpine

PÁLI Gábor János on November 25 2011 17:20 UTC Task Needs More Work

One of the mentors has sent this task back for more work. Talk to the mentor(s) assigned to this task to satisfy the requirements needed to complete this task, submit your work again and mark the task as complete once you re-submit your work.

PÁLI Gábor János on November 25 2011 17:21 UTC The screenshots are fine...

...but please do not forget about revisiting the security warning for alpine.

passstab on November 25 2011 17:34 UTC i don't know how to do that

i am not the freeBSD security officer (thank god)
however the latest alpine news is
http://www.washington.edu/alpine/tmailbug.html
and this http://www.washington.edu/alpine/changes.html suggests development has ended (which I beleave to be a bad sign)

PÁLI Gábor János on November 25 2011 18:02 UTC Anyways, you did a great job! :-)

Yes, indeed, the development of alpine is stopped somewhere in 2008. And there is still an active CVE for it: http://www.cvedetails.com/cve/CVE-2008-5005/

Probably we shall update the text to reflect the current situation.

Could you please submit an updated warning text for it? (So I could close the task?)

passstab on November 25 2011 18:13 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

PÁLI Gábor János on November 25 2011 18:17 UTC Task Closed

Congratulations, this task has been completed successfully.

passstab on November 25 2011 18:26 UTC thanks

sorry for being such a n00b

PÁLI Gábor János on November 25 2011 18:53 UTC Do not worry!

You were not n00b at all. It has been fine! Hope to see you contributing to FreeBSD in the future :-)