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Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 17:42:20 +0100
From: Corinna Vinschen <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
To: cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com
Subject: Re: my "fortune" patches to make "-m" work
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On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 11:16:22AM -0500, Jonathan Kamens wrote:
> Corinna,
> Can you give me an ETA for when the patches I submitted last month to
> make the "-m" flag work with "fortune" will be integrated into a new
> "fortune" package?

Ahem, I forgot about that patch *blush*.

> Since I'm in a generous mood.... If you tell me where you got the
> original source code from, how you changed it and how you built it, I
> volunteer to take over maintenance of this package.

Ok!  Go ahead.  Congratulations!  You're the official fortunes
package maintainer now!

The original package is a ripped off version of the original NetBSD
sources taken from a SuSE Linux version (7.3 I guess).  The SuSE people
just tweaked the Makefiles slightly to fit better in the Linux file
system hirarchy and - that's important - since SuSE is a german company
they moved all national socialistic fortunes into the offensive fortune
files.  I'd like to keep it that way, perhaps because I'm german. 

My patches just tweaked the Makefiles more to fit well into the Cygwin
file system hirarchy :-) and I added the EXEEXT stuff in them.  I added
just four `#ifdef CYGWIN' thingies just to avoid including header files
which are non-existent on Cygwin.  That's all.  If you want to have the
original package as of before my patches, I can send it to you.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Developer                                mailto:cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat, Inc.

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