[Users] Anyone using Claws-Mail on FreeBSD?
slitt at troubleshooters.com
Wed Sep 19 21:23:22 CEST 2012
On Wed, 19 Sep 2012 18:52:59 +0200, Michael Gmelin said:
> On Wed, 19 Sep 2012 12:41:58 -0400
> Steve Litt <slitt at troubleshooters.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, 19 Sep 2012 07:06:27 -0400, Jerry said:
> > > On Tue, 18 Sep 2012 18:46:22 -0400
> > > Steve Litt articulated:
> > >
> > > > Is anyone using Claws-Mail on FreeBSD? Mine didn't compile, and
> > > > before I spend lots of time trying to make it work, I want to
> > > > see if anyone else has it working.
> > >
> > > I am using it right now and have used it for over five years.
> > > Could you please post more info on your environment and what
> > > errors you are receiving.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Jerry ♔
> > Thanks Jerry,
> > Once you and several other people emailed me saying they used Claws
> > in FreeBSD, I knew it was possible and worth the time to fix it, so
> > I fixed it.
> > The symptom was the compile errored out saying TLS conflicted with
> > SSL. The problem was defective user. Being a Linux guy, I
> > automatically had just enough FreeBSD knowledge to make me
> > dangerous.
> > I had selected TLS from one of those ncurses screens, and forever
> > afterward, no combination of make clean, make distclean and make
> > could bring back the ncurses screen so I could say I didn't want
> > TLS. Finally a guy from my LUG told me about make
> > rmconfig-recursive, and BANG, the thing compiled and worked.
> Side note:
> Those options are stored in /var/db/ports/PORTNAME/options. You can
> always remove them to start over (well, that's basically what "make
> rmconfig" does). Backing up that directory can be useful to reproduce
> your setup at a later point in time.
> Also using "make config" in any port's home directory brings up the
> configuration screen up for that port again within losing previously
> selected options. "make config-recursive" brings up all configuration
> screens for a dependencies (useful if you want to do a batch install,
> but still be able to tweak various settings).
I'll do that next time. At least make config. The recursive option
might give me so much as to confuse me, although I could always make
rmconfig-recursive if I blew a make config-recursive.
I feel really dumb every time someone tells me a simple answer to
seemingly complex FreeBSD problems I've been having.
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