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Homebrew Tap for Mutt 1.5.24 with trash_folder patch, 23.09.2015 22:31

At work I'm a quite avid user of Mutt. Unfortunately the upgrade to the recently released version 1.5.24 did not go over as smooth as expected.

I'm using Homebrew to install Mutt on Mac OS X, and even though there is an updated version in the official Homebrew repository, it no longer comes with the trash_folder patch (it fails to apply against the 1.5.24 source tree and was thus removed).

In order to build the new Mutt version with the trash_folder support, I updated the patch for version 1.5.24: mutt-1.5.24-trash_folder.diff.

The official Homebrew repository prefers unpatched packages and encourages the creation of independent "Taps" (package repositories) for patched packages. Thus I also created my own Homebrew Tap which contains the 1.5.24 version of Mutt with the updated trash_folder patch: x-way/homebrew-mutt.

To use this Tap just type brew tap x-way/mutt followed by brew install x-way/mutt/mutt --with-trash-patch to install Mutt 1.5.24 with trash_folder support. Cheers!

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