[Users] [Bulk] Re: Claws Mail 3.12.0 unleashed!!

Ralf Mardorf info.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Tue Aug 4 10:47:36 CEST 2015

On Tue, 4 Aug 2015 10:09:12 +0200, Petter Adsen wrote:
>On Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:07:38 -0400
>David Burleigh <david.burleigh at gmx.com> wrote:
>> Any guess as to when it will be available on the ppa for Ubuntu?
>Is anyone building new packages for Ubuntu?

It's not rocket science, if no package is available there are several
ways to build a package for Ubuntu. I prefer to finish with
checkinstall instead of following the Ubuntu policy and splitting the

First install the Ubuntu source and run build-dep, then don't replace
the Ubuntu source and don't build with the Ubuntu policy, instead remove the
source completely, git clone and use checkinstall, so you only get one package for

A  cat version  shows the version.

That's how I configured

./configure --build=$(uname -m)-foobar-linux-gnu --disable-maintainer-mode --prefix=/usr/local --disable-static --enable-silent-rules --disable-jpilot --enable-enchant--enable-gnutls--enable-ldap --enable-crash-dialog --enable-pgpmime-plugin --enable-spamassassin-plugin --enable-bogofilter-plugin

That's how I set up checkinstall

1 -  Summary: [ A GTK+ based e-mail client - git checkout ]
2 -  Name:    [ claws-mail-git ]
5 -  License: [ GPL3 ]
9 -  Alternate source location: [  ]
10 - Requires: [  ]
11 - Provides: [ claws-mail ]
12 - Conflicts: [  ]

You need "#11 provides", assumed you want to install the theme package.
There's no need to add the dependencies.

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