Subject: NOTE: pine/pico pkgs updated
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/19/1998 00:30:57
[This message brought to you by Pine 4.00, too.  ;]

Normally there aren't notices sent out about every pkg that gets updated,
but pine is a little special in that it had a few local changes that have
been better integrated into the newer release.

The pine pkg has been split into two pieces:  the pico pkg and the pine pkg. 
Originally, the pico pkg was a "stripped down version" of the pine pkg, but
now pine uses the pico pkg as its "base".  So, the pine pkg now requires the
pico pkg to be installed, though it's the same total set of programs. 

Most importantly, Pine 4.00 has a special hidden configuration feature that
allows better control over the old compile time option of
ALLOW_CHANGING_FROM.  Now, if you want to allow changing the From: header,
edit your .pinerc to add "allow-changing-from" to the "feature-list".  If
you want the Pine 3.9x out-of-the-box behavior of not allowing the From: 
behavior to be changed, edit the supplied /usr/pkg/lib/pine.conf.fixed and
uncomment the line that reads: 


The libpico library was made shared to save ~200-300K per invocation of Pine
and Pico on architectures that support shared libraries.  The original
FreeBSD pine port did this, but until the introduction of libtool, that
wasn't quite possible for all NetBSD platforms.

Pine now supports remote addressbooks.  A special program called "abookcpy"
is installed with the pine pkg that can copy local addressbooks to remote
IMAP servers via the command-line.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.