Elm ME+ 2.5 PLalpha51 DEB announcement

Experimental DEB generator script for Elm ME+ 2.5 PLalpha51
exists on <URL: http://www.elmme-mailer.org/deb/elm-ME+2.5.html > 

Files are following

  - http://www.elmme-mailer.org/deb/elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.gen_deb
    DEB generator script
  - http://www.elmme-mailer.org/deb/elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.gen_deb.elm-key-2018.sig
  - http://www.elmme-mailer.org/deb/elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.gen_deb.sig

A command

    elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.gen_deb  {packager}

generates package elmme with version 1.1.51-1.{distribution}.

A command

    elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.gen_deb --nonew  {packager}

generates package elm with version ME+2.5.alpha51-1.{distribution}.

Both commands produce package with filename

Module libelmme-resolv.so is included for all distributions below, but
libelmme-resolv.so does not implement interruptible DNS queries on all

== Old package names, i386

Package elm with version ME+2.5.alpha51-1.{distribution} and
architecture i386.

* Compiled on Debian GNU/Linux 3.1
  (Linux 2.4, glibc 2.3, Exim 3.36)

  - http://www.elmme-mailer.org/deb/old/elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.Debian3.1.i386.deb
    Package elm binary DEB build on Debian GNU/Linux 3.1
  - http://www.elmme-mailer.org/deb/old/elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.Debian3.1.i386.deb.elm-key-2018.sig
  - http://www.elmme-mailer.org/deb/old/elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.Debian3.1.i386.deb.sig

Module libelmme-resolv.so does not implement interruptible DNS queries
on Debian GNU/Linux 3.1.

* Compiled on Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS
  (Linux 2.6, glibc 2.3, Sendmail 8.13)

  - http://www.elmme-mailer.org/deb/old/elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.Ubuntu6.06.i386.deb
    Package elm binary DEB build on Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS
  - http://www.elmme-mailer.org/deb/old/elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.Ubuntu6.06.i386.deb.elm-key-2018.sig
  - http://www.elmme-mailer.org/deb/old/elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.Ubuntu6.06.i386.deb.sig

* Compiled on Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS
  (Linux 2.6, glibc 2.11, Sendmail 8.14)

  - http://www.elmme-mailer.org/deb/old/elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.Ubuntu10.04.i386.deb
    Package elm binary DEB build on Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS
  - http://www.elmme-mailer.org/deb/old/elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.Ubuntu10.04.i386.deb.elm-key-2018.sig
  - http://www.elmme-mailer.org/deb/old/elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.Ubuntu10.04.i386.deb.sig

== New package names, i386

Package elmme with version 1.1.51-1.{distribution} and architecture

* Compiled on Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS
  (Linux 2.6, glibc 2.11, Sendmail 8.14)

  - http://www.elmme-mailer.org/deb/elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.Ubuntu10.04.i386.deb
    Package elmme binary DEB build on Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS
  - http://www.elmme-mailer.org/deb/elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.Ubuntu10.04.i386.deb.elm-key-2018.sig
  - http://www.elmme-mailer.org/deb/elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.Ubuntu10.04.i386.deb.sig

* Compiled on Ubuntu 14.04.6 LTS
  (Linux 4.4, glibc 2.19, no MTA)

  - http://www.elmme-mailer.org/deb/elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.Ubuntu14.04.i386.deb
    Package elmme binary DEB build on Ubuntu 14.04.6 LTS
  - http://www.elmme-mailer.org/deb/elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.Ubuntu14.04.i386.deb.elm-key-2018.sig
  - http://www.elmme-mailer.org/deb/elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.Ubuntu14.04.i386.deb.sig

== New package names, amd64 (x86_64)

Package elmme with version 1.1.51-1.{distribution} and architecture
amd64 (also known as x86_64).

* Compiled on Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS
  (Linux 4.4, glibc 2.23, Sendmail 8.15)

  - http://www.elmme-mailer.org/deb/elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.Ubuntu16.04.amd64.deb
    Package elmme binary DEB build on Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS
  - http://www.elmme-mailer.org/deb/elm-ME+2.5.alpha51-1.Ubuntu16.04.amd64.deb.elm-key-2018.sig

== Signatures

{file}.sig                  PGP signature (old key pubkey.asc,      EA5A2379 1996-04-23)
{file}.elm-key-2018.sig     GPG signature (key elm.key.2018.asc,    44FC796B 2018-12-01, expires: 2028-11-28)

== Configuration

Following files (if exists) are rewritten by elmconfwriter on

  - /usr/local/lib/elm.rc
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.mimecharsets
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.mimetypes
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.terminalinfo
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.iso2022sets
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.mailservices
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.aliases
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.mailinglists
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.hashmarks 

 Deb generator script compiles elm for binary distribution, so you must
 edit /usr/local/lib/elm.rc before using Elm ME+ 2.5. Following
 variables may need to be modified on elm.rc:

  - mailer
  - hostdomain (this is usually needed)
  - hostfullname
  - hostname (usually this is not needed)
  - mailname (default values is generated from other values)
  - name-resolution (controls default values of hostdomain,
    hostfullname, hostname, mailname)

By default first value for mailname is read from /etc/mailname file.

For re-generation of following file, old information (if exists) is

  - /usr/local/lib/elm.rc 

WARNING: Check after installation that libraries are enabled. Global
elm.rc values are:

use-library =
use-base-library = iconv
use-config-library = resolv
use-connect-library = tls resolv
use-mailer-library = smtp resolv

After editing global elm.rc run /usr/local/lib/elmrc-write -GI for
fixing possible errors.

On installation following existing files are merged with new values:

  - /usr/local/lib/elm.terminalinfo
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.mimetypes
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.mimecharsets
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.mailservices
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.mailinglists
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.aliases
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.iso2022sets
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.hashmarks 

Old values from /usr/local/lib/aliases.text are converted to
/usr/local/lib/elm.aliases and /usr/local/lib/aliases.text is renamed to

On installation new values without merging are written to following

  - /usr/local/lib/elm.aliases.NEW
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.mailinglists.NEW
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.mailservices.NEW
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.mimecharsets.NEW
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.mimetypes.NEW
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.terminalinfo.NEW
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.iso2022sets.NEW
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.hashmarks.NEW 

Also following directories are used:

  - /usr/local/lib/elm.map.txt/ (global setting map-text-dir =
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.map.bin/ (global setting map-bin-dir =
  - /usr/local/lib/elm.user.map/ (global setting user-map-dir =

Hashmark EXAMPLE uses file /usr/local/lib/elm.user.map/elm.usermap. 

A command

     elm-{version}-{release}.gen_deb {packager}

generates package elmme with version
{library-version}-{release}.{distribution}.  Note that a resulted
filename of package is still elm-{version}-{release}.{arch}.deb.  This
version number is same than on files
/usr/local/lib/libelmme-{module}.so.{library-version}.  A filename of
package is related to used source archive name, which is

A command

     elm-{version}-{release}.gen_deb --nonew {packager}

generates package elm with version {version}-{release}.{distribution}.
Also on this case a resulted filename of package is

SUMMARY:  This release collects patch Elm ME+ 2.5 PLalpha50a,
          fixes crash when mailbox is opened with -Oimaps://...
          option, supports IMAP quotas (RFC 2087), delays
          deletion of temp files used by internal mailcap,
          if view command completes too fast. New elmrc options
          are "show-mail-quota" and "mailcap-tempfile-lifetime".
          This releases adds new command 'Eu' to show mail quota
          (not affected by elmrc option "show-mail-quota").
          Also some other changes and fixes are included.

Elm ME+ 2.5 PLalpha51 changelog

Changes on Elm ME+ 2.5 PLalpha51 compared with Elm ME+ 2.5 PLalpha50

        Undo  Elm ME+ 2.5 PLalpha50a patch before applying this patch.

        SUMMARY:  This release collects patch Elm ME+ 2.5 PLalpha50a,
                  fixes crash when mailbox is opened with -Oimaps://...
                  option, supports IMAP quotas (RFC 2087), delays
                  deletion of temp files used by internal mailcap,
                  if view command completes too fast. New elmrc options
                  are "show-mail-quota" and "mailcap-tempfile-lifetime".
                  This releases adds new command 'Eu' to show mail quota
                  (not affected by elmrc option "show-mail-quota").
                  Also some other changes and fixes are included.

        - "newmail core dumps in elmME+.2.5.alpha50 on CentOS 7."
         Reported by: Noam G. Nudelman
        > Fixed crash on prepare_read_folder()
          when called from "frm", "newmail" or

        - Small fix for span_line() and span_words()
          on src/pager/span_line.c
        - Small fix for span_helper()
          on src/pager/span_range.c

        - Fixed error where opening folder with
          elm  -Oimaps://username@server/INBOX
          SCREEN PANIC in .../src/screen/menu_param.c:30:mp_lookup_any1
          >>>Bad type
          Call stack: B7514D11 812D83C 812D970 813AF41 813761C
           continues: 8105015 812FB88 8130EBA 8119377 80C3D5F
           continues: 80C5AF3 809F466 B72B5AF3 805EE91

        - Added elmrc option "show-mail-quota".
        - Check IMAP quota when mailbox is opened if
          elmrc option "show-mail-quota" have value

        RFC 2087: IMAP4 QUOTA extension

        - Option "show-mail-quota" values are:
            off        Does not show mail quota on
                       mailbox open (command 'Eu'
                       still works).
            on-open    Shows mail quota (if supported)
                       on mailbox open (default).
        - Note that mailbox may have a mail quota even
          when it is not displayed.
        - Mail quota display does not show unit of
          mail usage or quota. That is not available.

        - Command 'Eu' shows quota usage. This is available
          also when "show-mail-quota" have value "off".

        - Added connection_set_reset_quota() to lib/mbox/connection.c
        - Added free_mail_quota(),  free_mail_quotaroot_list(),
          free_mail_quotaroot(), free_mail_quota_item(),
          inc_mail_quota_refcount(), inc_mail_quotaroot_list_refcount(),
          quotaroot_list_len(), quotaroot_list_item(),
          quotaroot_list_mquota(), quotaroot_name(),
          quotaroot_item_count(), quotaroot_item(), quota_item_name(),
          quota_item_values(), mail_quota_unlink_con(),
          inc_mail_quotaroot_refcount(), inc_mail_quota_item_refcount()
          to lib/mbox/quota.c
        - Added give_folder_quotaroot_l(), have_folder_quota()
          to lib/mbox/mbox.c

        - Added  menu_redraw_done() to src/screen/context.c

        - Message
             Checking mailbox ...
          is shown on screen when mailbox quota is read
          after 0.5 second delay if remote mailbox is stalled. 

        - Removed some emergency_exit() calls from change_file()
          on src/quit.c
        - Added some prototypes to nls/gencat/genlib.c and nls/gencat/gencat.h
        - Changed newmbox_1() do not call rm_temps_exit()
          when reading of new mailbox fails (however on resync
          still calls rm_temps_exit() when reading of mailbox

        - Added struct menu_context    * page; to struct counter_data
          on src/newmbox.c
        - Fix cleanup of struct counter_data on failure.
        - Fixed EOF handling on verify_remote_url()
        - Use conv_from_imap_name() on imap_open_connection()
          at lib/mbox/imap.c

        - Added '%zu' to  parse_format_args() and
          convert_number() on lib/output.c (for size_t)
        - Added '%zu' to SKIP_WIDTH() on lib/debug.c
        - Replaced int long_f with enum width_type long_f
          on struct  format_elem

        - Replaced
                long len_or_value;
                uint32 value;
                size_t str_len;
          on struct imap_token. 'number' on
          RFC 1730 (IMAP) is unsigned 32-bit integer.
        - Replaced 
                 long               literal_len;
                 uint32             wanted_literal_len;
          on struct IMAP_CON
        - Exported
             const size_t size_MAX
          from lib/safemalloc.c;
        - Replaced
              int       read_len;
              size_t    read_len;
              struct Read_Buffer
        - Changed prototype of cut_line() to use size_t
        - Changed  tokenize() to not use
          safe_malloc() to allocate literal.
        - Changed ReadFromSocket() to not use
          safe_realloc() to allocate buffer
        - Close connection, if literal len >= INT_MAX
          when reading from IMAP connection
        - Changed tokenize() to not use strtol()
          to parse literal length or other imap numbers.
          Added parse_imap_number() for that.
        - Added safe_array_size() to lib/safemalloc.c
        - Changed parse_response() to not use
          safe_array_realloc() when handling
          EXISTS response.
        - Changed debug_level_check() so that -d{class}:{level}
          have preference over -d{level} command line flag.

        - Do not call eval_condition() from
          signal handler on loc_info(), added
          int maybe_signal parameter
        > However if wait_can_signal is set,
          memory allocation is still safe.
        - Added int maybe_signal parameter
          to terminal_can_switch(), give_display_charsets(),
          switch_display_charset(), set_display_charset(),
          terminal_switch_to(), terminal_can_switch_to()

        - get_charset_MIME_name() may be called from signal

        - Added "mailcap-tempfile-lifetime" elmrc option which
          specifies minimum time on seconds which
          temporary file is kept before it is deleted
          when using internal mailcap. This is only available
          if system supports poll() or select(). If mailcap view
          commands exits before "mailcap-tempfile-lifetime" seconds,
          deletion of temporary file is delayed. This assumes that
          mailcap view command is used only to launch actual
          viewing application, that file is opened later.
          If system supports poll() or select(), default value
          is 5 seconds.
        - Added  alloc_delay_unlink(), free_delay_unlink(),
          delay_unlink_add_name(), delay_unlink_mark_done(),
          inc_delay_unlink_recount to lib/delay_unlink.c
        - Added delay_unlink_from_state_decode() to
        - Added struct delay_unlink * timer_unlink
          to struct in_state_decode
        - Changed const int * conditional_option_p
          on struct rc_save_info_rec to union.
        - Changed prototype of run_mailcap_view()
        - Changed free_timed_task_handle()
        - Added free_schedule() and
          timed_task_alter_cleanup() to lib/schedule.c
        - Changed freeing order on leave(),
          rm_temps_exit(), silently_exit(),
          leave_locked(), main() of Elm

        - Moved
                Closing connections...
                Leaving mailbox ...
                Checking mailbox ...
          on src/network.c

        - Prompt "Press a <enter> to abort or <enter> to exit: "
          on panic(). This is used only when /dev/tty is open
          and current pid is same that when /dev/tty opened.

        - Added message
             ---- Debug output truncated ----
             Lost XXXX characters.
          to debug file if all debug output was not buffered

        - Changed debug so that source file information is printed
          to debug after debug file is established (so that does not fill
          debug buffer on initial debug output).

        New elmrc options:

        New files:


        - Not compiled with MMDF support defined, so probably it doesn't 
          work (or even compile).

        - This has not been tested much so there can be bad bugs. 

          Bug reports to: Kari E. Hurtta <elm@elmme-mailer.org>
                                     (was hurtta+elm@posti.FMI.FI)

        - Internationalized (ie. non-ASCII) domain names are not supported.

        - Support for multipart/signed and multipart/encrypted (specially: 
          support for PGP/MIME) only in reading side. There is no support 
          for attachments with multipart/encrypted.

        - HP's shoftkeys are no longer supported

        - DECNET addresses like host::user may be interpreted as phrase
          of group syntax or as route of source routed address.

        - Header editing screen now uses addresses in form phrase <address>, 
          but because it does not require using of comma (,), multiword 
          phrases must be entered in quotes. 

          For example:  "Kari Hurtta" <hurtta>

        - If address includes <> or comments (), they are not aliased 
          expanded. So aliases must be entered as bare words.

        - Addresses given as arguments to elm command should be given
          as one address per argument. Giving of sevaral addresses per 
          one argument causes that address is misparsed if header is 
          edited on header editing screen.

          That is:

                Use:    elm  '"Kari Hurtta" <hurtta>' 'Admin <root>'

          Don't use:    elm  'Kari Hurtta <hurtta>, Admin <root>'

        - p)rint command acts as P)rint text -command. So it
          is currently quite useless.
          p)rint command does that via readmsg -command. However
          P)rint text does actually same (without readmsg).

        - Some Linux libraries does not follow $LC_CTYPE when program is 
          setgid. Net result is that your locale is always C. That is 
          visible that $LC_CTYPE does not effect to locale printed by 
          'elm -vvvvv':

                Locale (LC_CTYPE):         C
                Display character-set:     US-ASCII
                Sending character-set:     US-ASCII

        - All refrences iso2022 maps are parsed and read to memory. 
          This may cause quite big memory consumption specially because 
          eastern (multibyte) sets tend to be lot of characters. That 
          mapping information should be shared between processes to 
          reduce memory consuption.

        - If display charset is produced by using mapping from locale 
          to charset where charset definition is later invalidated 
          ("removed") by setting explicit compatcharsets on user's 
          .elm/elmrc, that may  cause PANIC on elm's internal pager 
          or other problems. Invalidation happens if display charset 
          is on implicit compatcharsets list (because of charset 
          definition), but does not have explicit compatcharsets list 
          given by user. 

        - Neither Unicode didirectional algorithm nor Right-Left scripts 
          are supported.

        - In some situations two Status headers may be generated two 
          Status headers -- one by IMAP deamon and one from APPENDed 
        - When APPENDing message to IMAP folder (which is normal UNIX 
          mailbox format) original "From " separator line can not be 
          preserved -- specially it is not possible to pass envelope 
          sender address.
        - For UTF-8 charset Elm only knows printable characters from 
          Latin/1 range, if unicode database (see elmrc option "unidata")
          is not loaded.

        - For using of ISO2022 character sets it is required that mapping 
          them to unicode is know -- otherwise Elm ME+ does not know which 
          characters are printable.

        - UTF-16 surrogate pairs (D800-DFFF) are not supported on UTF-7 

        - Mixing of names using IMAP naming convention 
          (imap-naming-convention = yes)
          and names using imap-charset does not work very well...

        - "  Regarding my message (8 Aug 2000) regarding 'newmail' on 
           AIX 4.3.3 in an 'aixterm' window and the 'aixterm' did not 
          close, indeed the problem was NOT related to 'newmail' but an 
          AIX bug.

          IBM has release a patch, and the 'aixterm' in AIX 4.3.3 must
          be update with fileset X11.apps.aixterm. (PTF
          U473920) is solved to problem."
         From: Noam G. Nudelman  <noam@mail.biu.ac.il>

        - File /usr/share/locale/fi/charset gives charset name utf-8 on 
          Linux Mandrake 7.2. This causes that Configure generates 
                fi      utf-8
          to elm.mimecharsets. However that seems to have
          incorrect mapping. You may want change this to
                fi      ISO-8859-1

          ( however nl_langinfo(CODESET) gives charset ISO-8859-15
            but look following entry. )

        - Locale 'fi' seems to have charset ISO-8859-15 according
          of nl_langinfo(CODESET)  on Mandrake Linux 7.2 (and probaly 
          others with same glibc version). However for example gnome 
          terminal uses font 
          and not

          Also KDE's konsole program seems use iso8859-1 character set
          although locale is 'fi' which should have ISO-8859-15 according
          of nl_langinfo (selecting "unicode" from menu seems fix that.)
          Because of mismatch more correct locale is fi_FI.88591, which gives
          ISO-8859-1 character set according of nl_langinfo(CODESET).

          ( Locale seems come from /etc/sysconfig/i18n or $HOME/.i18n )

        > To enable handling of ISO-8859-1 and ISO-8859-15 character sets
          on linux console, read comments from doc/terminal.info file.

        - Mandrake Linux 7.2 seems set LD_PRELOAD to load 
          /usr/lib/libxalflaunch.so.0. That (xalf-0.4-2mdk) causes that 
          elm to crash on startup (actually before main() is reached.)

        - kterm on Mandrake Linux 7.2 seems have (at least on my test
          environment) seems get bad fontlist (*VT100*fontList) which 
          gives bad font for iso8859-1 -- therefore ISO-8859-1 characters 
          do not work.
          ("xrdb -query" seems report resource with name "*fontList"
           -- that probably overrides "*VT100*fontList" which comes
           from /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/KTerm )

        - Also note that initially kterm does NOT default to
          ISO-8859-1 -- therefore ISO-8859-1 works only when
          elm explicity switch to ISO-8859-1 (for example
          with 'elm -D ISO-8859-1')

        - When assembling message/partial MIME (RFC 2046) 
          requires that all headers except Content-*, Subject, 
          MIME-Version, Message-ID and Encrypted are copied from
          initial enclosing message to assembled message. It also 
          requires that headers except Content-*, Subject,
          MIME-Version,  Message-ID and Encrypted  are ignored and
          dropped from enclosed  message.

          For now we copy only Received: -headers. Dropping extra
          headers from enclosed message makes assembly more 
          complicated  (and dropping of Received: -headers
          from enclosed message do not make sense.)

        - mailer=sendmail; verify=yes works only when sendmail 
          is installed as setuid root. Use mailer=submission instead.
        * Starting from sendmail 8.12 sendmail is normally
          installed as setgid smmsp and not as setuid root.
        - However error message is printed only if 
          verify-local-address=yes is also set

        - IMAP connection is stalled some times. Reason is unknown.

        - From name option (-f) on fastmail is currently broken.

Collector of these patches

        Kari Hurtta <elm@elmme-mailer.org>
        Kari Hurtta <hurtta+elm@siilo.FMI.FI>

/ Kari Hurtta