comsat - A mail checker client and comsat mail checking server

Property Value
Distribution ROSA 2012.1
Repository ROSA Contrib Updates i586
Package name comsat
Package version 0.17
Package release 12-rosa2012.1
Package architecture i586
Package type rpm
Installed size 16.42 KB
Download size 13.34 KB
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The biff client and comsat server are an antiquated method of
asynchronous mail notification.  Although they are still supported, most
users use their shell's MAIL variable (or csh shell's mail variable) to
check for mail, or a dedicated application like xbiff or xmailbox.  If
the comsat service is not enabled, biff won't work and you'll need to use
either the MAIL or mail variable.
You may want to install biff if you'd like to be notified when mail
arrives. However, you should probably check out the more modern
methodologies of mail notification (xbiff or xmailbox) instead.


Package Version Architecture Repository
comsat-0.17-12-rosa2012.1.x86_64.rpm 0.17 x86_64 ROSA Contrib Updates
comsat-0.17-11-rosa2012.1.i586.rpm 0.17 i586 ROSA Contrib
comsat-0.17-11-rosa2012.1.x86_64.rpm 0.17 x86_64 ROSA Contrib
comsat - - -


Name Value - - - - - -
xinetd -


Name Value
biff == 0.17-12:2012.1
comsat == 0.17-12:2012.1
config(comsat) == 0:0.17-12:2012.1


Type URL
Binary Package comsat-0.17-12-rosa2012.1.i586.rpm
Source Package comsat-0.17-12.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Enable ROSA Contrib Updates repository on Install and Remove Software
  2. Update packages list:
    # urpmi.update -a
  3. Install comsat rpm package:
    # urpmi comsat




2014-02-14 - Andrey Bondrov <> 0.17-12
+ Revision: 44d4de1
- LOG Fix debug package, spec cleanup

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