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mnews 1.22 japanese Deleted on this many watch lists=2 search for ports that depend on this port
Forbidden FORBIDDEN: "Remotely exploitable buffer overflows. http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/275012"
Simple news and E-mail reader
Was Maintained by: seiken@ARGV.AC search for ports maintained by this maintainer
Port Added: unknown
Also Listed In: news ipv6
License: not specified in port


Mnews, Mini News Reader, is a small size news reader to handle news
and electronic mail messages.

Goals of mnews' development are small size, fast operation and easy to
use interface.

As far as the size is concerned, both the program itself and the
memory usage are much smaller than those of emacs+gnus or vin.

We believe the speed of the program is also one of the fastest among
other news readers.  (Though, we added various functions and they are
making the program a bit slower.)

Most effort was put on making mnews easy to operate.  Most of the
message from the program is in Japanese, the operation is easy to
learn for both former gnus users and former vin users (basically, it's
Gnus compatible), and discarded multi-keystroke operations.

MH, UCB mail and rmail style e-mail files can be handled with mnews.
Optionally, you can build a electronic bulletin board system.
(FreeBSD's package does not include the support for this function by
default, so you need to rebuild mnews using the files in the port
collection if you wish to use the feature.)

Also, MIME encoded headers using ISO-2022-JP can be handled.

- Masafumi
SVNWeb : Distfiles Availability : PortsMonThere are no ports dependent upon this port

No installation instructions: this port has been deleted.

The package name of this deleted port was:


Configuration Options
     No options to configure

Master Sites:
  1. ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/
  2. ftp://ftp.leo.chubu.ac.jp/pub/network/mnews/

Number of commits found: 5

Commit History - (may be incomplete: see SVNWeb link above for full details)
DateByDescription
09 Dec 2002 01:35:14
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.22
kris search for other commits by this committer
Remove the mnews port and the ports that depend on it.  This port has been
forbidden for security reasons for over 6 months, and removal was
announced 2 months ago.
07 Jun 2002 15:31:51
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.22
nectar search for other commits by this committer
Mark forbidden due to remotely exploitable buffer overflows.
29 Jan 2002 11:08:52
files touched by this commit
knu search for other commits by this committer
Use ${ECHO_CMD} instead of ${ECHO} where you mean the echo command;   the ECHO
macro is set to "echo" by default, but it is set to "true" if   make(1) is
invoked with the -s option while ECHO_CMD is always set to   the echo command.  
 
08 Oct 2000 03:24:23
files touched by this commit
asami search for other commits by this committer
Convert category japanese to new layout.  
14 Jun 2000 18:55:34
files touched by this commit
sada search for other commits by this committer
Not to remain unchanged configuration files and those directories.    

Number of commits found: 5

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