OH @$#%%$$#^ Fedora doesn't do mc pine or lyx ???????????

Joe(theWordy)Philbrook jtwdyp at ttlc.net
Tue Apr 6 22:47:32 UTC 2004


It would appear that on Apr 5, duncan brown did say:

> pine is not released under the GPL but under an extremely restrictive
> license, which is what (from what i understand) keeps it from being
> installed from the fedora cds.   i havn't tried in about 4+ years, so it
> has probably changed, but from what i remember pine and pico (come in the
> same tar) are extremely difficult to compile.
> 
> i did a quick google for "pine fedora apt" and the second link was:
> 
> http://dag.wieers.com/packages/pine/
> 
> so, there you go... install the pine from dag's repository and your
> life will be easier.  i have no idea how reputable the repository is, but
> i've heard alot of good things about it.
> 

Too bad about that. (the restrictive license) But from what I understand
of it it is at least, free to use... I don't know about source tarballs,
(I doubt I'd even attempt to compile it) But pico has been in the same
"package" as pine with every distro I ever tried... Though I don't really
care about pico because I use vim to compose with. 

Somebody else suggested dag's rpm too. And it's already downloaded and
"installed" [ though not yet tested, I only just got as far as setting up
my user account(s) on it.] 

Thank you! for explaining why it's not "IN" the Fedora cd's...

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