[unclug] Binary of "mail" for old RH distro...

Loren Watterson loren_watterson at unc.edu
Thu Jan 29 23:06:18 EST 2004

Joel - I believe you can find something close to what you are
seeking by drilling down from the RedHat Errata page for old
distributions at


I believe the /bin/mail program is in package mailx so
choosing version 6.1 and the mailx fix offers this:


Guess it won't be the original but should be pretty close.
The fix was a security one so it might be preferable.

J. Loren Watterson
Unix Systems
Carolina Population Center
UNC-Chapel Hill
loren_watterson (at) unc.edu

On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Joel Dunn wrote:

> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 22:23:30 -0500
> From: Joel Dunn <joel_dunn at unc.edu>
> To: unclug at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [unclug] Binary of "mail" for old RH distro...
> Folks, I need to find a binary of "mail" for an old RH (6.1) system 
> (server appliance, a Toshiba SG10) that runs as my home LAN 
> router/gateway.  I want to set up some scripts to mail me stuff when 
> things happen on the system, and "mail" is nowhere to be found (but this 
> distro wasn't designed for futzing around like I'm doing, it was targetd 
> as a prepackaged appliance).  Yeah, I could put newer code on it, but 
> frankly, it works great (has been for a couple of years), and I just 
> don't have the time to rebuild it...
> Does someone have the old "mail" binary handy?
> Thanks!

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