Commit c0e5c866 authored by Bill Wohler's avatar Bill Wohler
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(Getting Started): Made it more explicit that you need to install MH,

and also included pointers to current MH implementations.
parent f12ddbe8
2006-04-24 Bill Wohler <wohler@newt.com>
* mh-e.texi (Getting Started): Made it more explicit that you need
to install MH, and also included pointers to current MH implementations.
2006-04-23 Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
* emacs.texi [TeX]: Use xresmini.texi instead of xresources.texi.
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......@@ -11,8 +11,8 @@
@set VERSION 7.94
@c Edition of the manual. It is either empty for the first edition or
@c has the form ", nth Edition" (without the quotes).
@set EDITION
@set UPDATED 2006-04-21
@set EDITION , 2nd Edition
@set UPDATED 2006-04-24
@set UPDATE-MONTH April, 2006
@c Other variables.
......@@ -245,6 +245,8 @@ If more information is needed, you can go to the Unix manual pages of
the individual MH commands. When the name is not obvious, I'll guide
you to a relevant MH manual page that describes the action more fully.
@cindex @cite{MH & nmh: Email for Users & Programmers}
@cindex MH book
@cindex info
@kindex C-h i
......@@ -536,12 +538,49 @@ quite easy. @xref{Getting MH-E}, for instructions for getting and
installing MH-E.
If the @code{mh-version} command displays @samp{No MH variant
detected}, then you need to install MH or tell MH-E where to find
MH@footnote{In very old versions of MH-E, you may get the error
detected}@footnote{In very old versions of MH-E, you may get the error
message, @samp{Cannot find the commands `inc' and `mhl' and the file
`components'} if MH-E can't find MH. In this case, you need to update
MH-E, and you may need to install MH too. However, newer versions of
MH-E are better at finding MH if it is on your system.}.
MH-E are better at finding MH if it is on your system.}, then you need
to install MH or tell MH-E where to find MH.
@cindex Debian
@cindex nmh
@cindex GNU mailutils
If you don't have MH on your system already, you must install a
variant of MH. The Debian mh-e package does this for you automatically
(@pxref{Getting MH-E}). Most people use
@uref{http://www.nongnu.org/nmh/, nmh}, but you may be interested in
trying out @uref{http://www.gnu.org/software/mailutils/, GNU
mailutils}, which supports IMAP. Your GNU/Linux distribution probably
has packages for both of these.
@cindex @command{install-mh}
@cindex MH commands, @command{install-mh}
@cindex MH book
If you've never run MH before, you need to run @command{install-mh}
from the shell before you continue. This sets up your personal MH
environment@footnote{See the section
@uref{@value{MH-BOOK-HOME}/../overall/setup.htm, Setting Up MH} in the
MH book.}. If you don't, you'll be greeted with the error message:
@samp{Install MH and run install-mh before running MH-E}. This is all
you need to know about MH to use MH-E, but the more you know about MH,
the more you can leverage its power. See the
@uref{@value{MH-BOOK-HOME}, MH book} to learn more about MH.
@cindex @samp{Path:} MH profile component
@cindex MH profile
@cindex MH profile component
@cindex MH profile component, @samp{Path:}
Your MH environment includes your @dfn{MH profile} which is found in
the file @file{~/.mh_profile}. This file contains a number of @dfn{MH
profile components}. For example, the @samp{Path:} MH profile
component contains the path to your mail directory, which is
@file{~/Mail} by default.
@cindex @command{mhparam}
@cindex MH commands, @command{mhparam}
......@@ -551,8 +590,9 @@ MH-E are better at finding MH if it is on your system.}.
@vindex mh-variant
@vindex mh-variant-in-use
The option @code{mh-variant} specifies the variant used by MH-E
(@pxref{Options}). The default setting of this option is
There are several options MH-E uses to interact with your MH
installation. The option @code{mh-variant} specifies the variant used
by MH-E (@pxref{Options}). The default setting of this option is
@samp{Auto-detect} which means that MH-E will automatically choose the
first of nmh, MH, or GNU mailutils that it finds in the directories
listed in @code{mh-path} (which you can customize),
......@@ -585,27 +625,6 @@ actually cause problems.
@end quotation
@sp 1
@cindex @command{install-mh}
@cindex MH commands, @command{install-mh}
If you've never run MH before, you need to run @command{install-mh}
from the shell before you continue. This sets up your personal MH
environment@footnote{See the section
@uref{@value{MH-BOOK-HOME}/../overall/setup.htm, Setting Up MH} in the
MH book.}. If you don't, you'll be greeted with the error message:
@samp{Install MH and run install-mh before running MH-E}.
@cindex @samp{Path:} MH profile component
@cindex MH profile
@cindex MH profile component
@cindex MH profile component, @samp{Path:}
Your MH environment includes your @dfn{MH profile} which is found in
the file @file{~/.mh_profile}. This file contains a number of @dfn{MH
profile components}. For example, the @samp{Path:} MH profile
component contains the path to your mail directory, which is
@file{~/Mail} by default.
@cindex MH profile component, @samp{Draft-Folder:}
@cindex MH profile component, @samp{Path:}
@cindex MH profile component, @samp{Previous-Sequence:}
......@@ -8609,6 +8628,12 @@ change log to see if you are interested in what the given release of
MH-E has to offer (although we have no doubt that you will be
extremely interested in all new releases).
@cindex Debian
If you use Debian, you can install the Debian
@uref{http://packages.debian.org/unstable/mail/mh-e, mh-e package}
instead.
@cindex files, @samp{MH-E-NEWS}
@cindex files, @samp{README}
@cindex news
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