mail binary from mailutils package 1:2.99.98-1.4 doesn't expand aliases
tomh0665 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 13:17:53 UTC 2015
On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 6:28 AM, Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt at canonical.com> wrote:
> jfprevost at bluewin.ch wrote on 21/01/15 23:17:
>> This bug has been filed in 2004 in the debian bugtracker, but
>> apparently closed by the maintainer as he couldn't reproduce it. I
>> confirm that on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bits, the aliases declared
>> in my home folder's .mailrc are not expanding. For example, if I
>> declared a line "alias jfp j.f.prevost at free.fr" then when using
>> the "mail jfp" comFor example, when declaring a "alias jfp
>> j.f.prevost at free.fr" statement in my .mailrc file then when
>> calling "mail -s TEST jfp" then the mail is sent with
>> jfp at localmachinename (localmachinename being my linux system's
>> local host name) which is not correct and should not be. Please
>> (re)open a bug for this case until it gets *really* fixed.
> Bugs are best reported by someone who is willing and able to reproduce
> I suggest you get a Launchpad account, <https://launchpad.net/+login>
> then report the bug yourself. You can do this starting from a
> terminal, by entering "ubuntu-bug mailutils" (without quotes).
It's a disappointing answer...
There's already a bug so filing another report isn't really useful.
It looks like this bug is  and it's unclear whether it's a feature
or a bug that mailutils' mail doesn't use aliases declared in
A workaround seems to be to use bsd-mailx's mail.
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