Re: [ALPHA] Compile fixes for alpha arch

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Mon Sep 23 2002 - 11:00:58 EST

On Mon, 23 Sep 2002, Peter Rival wrote:
> And if pine screws up this attachment, I'm gonna...something...

Not screwed up, but it's BASE64-encoded. Which means that I can't just
apply the email, I have to separately save the attachment etc, and I can't
reply to the email and have my mail client include the quoted attachment
in the reply (needed if I need to point some problem with the patch etc).

This is why I absolutely abhor attachments - they add zero value (over a
well-behaving mail app), and they make some things basically impossible to
do conveniently.

I've applied the patch, but please try to get a fixed mail client. A
normal "read file" in pine will do it with almost all versions of pine
(some versions are broken and will strip whitespace from the end of lines,

Alternatively, if you use attachments, if the mailer doesn't re-code them
as something stupid (ie leaves the encoding as plain ascii), then that
works too.


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