[neomutt-devel] Renaming Mutt to NeoMutt

Richard Russon rich at flatcap.org
Thu Sep 14 01:08:14 CEST 2017

Hi Stuart,

> contrib/smime_keys needs an update for this

Yeah, I sort of skipped over the contrib.  I'll get to that shortly.
> Any thoughts on prefixing the name of ancillary binaries
> (smime_keys, pgpewrap, pgpring)

> it would be more consistent between OS if it was done in the neomutt build
> infrastructure

Yes, good point.  The common files are:

## Extra Binaries

These aren't really seen by the user, they're just
referenced by config.  As long as the default config is correct, the
user won't notice if we move them.


Some distros use /usr/lib some use /usr/libexec for this sort of thing.
I propose moving them to:


## Man Pages for the Extra Binaries


Documentation for tools the user doesn't see.
I propose converting them to text and moving them to:


## Misc Man Pages


I'm not sure who these are for.  One distro gave them a "_package" suffix.
This would prevent clashes and still leaves them 'findable' as man pages.
I propose:


> to allow both Mutt and NeoMutt to be installed together
> on a system without conflicts?

That would clear up all the name clashes.  If the distros wish to
install a "mutt -> neomutt" symlink, they can.  An alternative would be
to create a "neomutt-mutt" package that installs the symlink and blocks
the mutt package (thanks Thomas).

I'm open to suggestions on all this.
If there's nothing better, in a couple of days, I'll commit these changes.

    Rich / FlatCap
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