These are some notes from Andrew Hamilton about getting exmh up on Fedora Core.
I just got through getting exmh-2.6.3 to work under Fedora 2. Out of the box, neither inc nor send worked. Here's what I did to solve the problems.
exmh is not in Fedora 1, and neither exmh nor nmh are in Fedora 2 (RH, are you *trying* to lose customers?) so I downloaded latest.
BTW, yes my institute is a paid-up RH enterprise customer, but I prefer the Fedora 2 racing car to the enterprise VW.
I tried SuSE Linux 9.1 exmh-2.6.3-116.noarch.rpm, but it did not work. Why not? Because it is missing (or possibly just fails to install the inc.expect) script. Like duh, SuSe. So I downloaded the exmh-2.6.3 src rpm, compiled and installed.
To make inc work I put in my ~/.mh_profile
incproc: /usr/bin/fetchmail -a -s >& /dev/null; /usr/bin/inc; /usr/bin/flist
The fetchmail is necessary because my university blocks any insecure mail transaction, and nmh inc is insecure. To make fetchmail work requires running
Among other things, fetchmailconf allows one to set the ssl option to ensure a secure transaction.
flist is necessary because new mail does not show up without it. (I recall this weirdness from ancient times. flist was not necessary in recent exmh's, but has reappeared. Weird.)
To make send work I had to put in .mh_profile
(Again, this seems to hark back to an ancient problem).
In addition I had to
cd /usr/lib ln -s ../sbin/sendmail sendmail
since /usr/lib/sendmail seems to have disappeared in Fedora 2 (who knows why).