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Re: procmail (and SmartList) on cygwin

On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, Jason Tishler wrote:

> You can find a pre-built procmail at:


> Otherwise, you can try my attached build recipe.  Note the following:

>     2. Building procmail under Cygwin is a little touchy.  Sometimes I
>        have to restart the make part to get the build to complete.


> apply autoconf patch
> make LN=cp # <CR> /usr/sbin/ssmtp
> make BASENAME=/tmp/procmail/usr/local BINS='new/procmail.exe new/lockfile.exe new/formail.exe new/mailstat' install

I had trouble with autoconf (not the GNU autoconf program),
determining how many 16 byte arguments execv() takes, but
sticking the autoconf.h at the above site in procmail-3.22, and
then running make bins and make mans, and then make install.bin
and make, instead of install in the above make
sequence, I was able to get it to build.

I also got SmartList, the accompanying mailing list package of
scripts, C programs and procmail recipes, to build and 
list creation and subscriptions, and mail distribution
seems to be OK, except the recipes and scripts which should be
linked aren't linked and I sometimes have file locking problems. 

Why is it necessary to rename LN=ln to cp?

I have to run the pre-built fetchmail from the above site to
download the mails but ssmtp sends the distributed mail back out
automatically. I hardlinked a sendmail to ssmtp.

Greg Matheson
Chinmin College Taiwan

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