From: Gary Coady (gary at domain netsoc.tcd.ie)
Date: Sat 18 Sep 1999 - 18:22:28 IST
On Sat, Sep 18, 1999 at 12:07:28PM -0400, Subba Rao wrote:
> I am new to mutt client. I am trying to compile the mutt source.
> I am an avid user of elm, and would like avoid any GUI based clients.
> Since elm is pretty much on the brink of extinction, I was recommended
> the "mutt" email client. Is anyone else using this here?
Of course :-)
> When I try to compile I get the followng messages,
> What are the importance of these files and where do I get these files,
> to avoid the compilation warnings? I am running Slackware 4.0 kernel
A character set description defines a set of available characters and
their encodings - such as that the euro is available in ISO-8859-15 but
not in ISO-8859-1, and what value should be used to represent that. They are
most important in mutt when you receive a mail in a different character
set to the one you normally use (for example, because of the euro symbol,
or because it was written in Japanese), and the charmap says how the
mailer should deal with that (IMVHO - please correct me if I'm wrong). To
avoid the compilation warnings, you should be able to tell mutt to ignore
all character set issues when running 'configure' by passing the
It does seem like your charmap files are missing some entries mutt needs;
for example, the line
<+_> /xE0/x15 IDEOGRAPHIC DITTO MARK <ISO-IR-87_2138/>
is in my /usr/share/i18n/charmaps/ISO_10646 file - if you mail me, I can
send you the two files mentioned in the warnings; hopefully that should
get rid of the problem!
-- Gary Coady - gary at domain netsoc.tcd.ie - http://www.netsoc.tcd.ie/~gary/ It might look like I'm doing nothing, but at the cellular level I'm really quite busy.
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