[Users] HTML fancy doesn't work anymore

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sat Feb 4 15:59:14 CET 2017

On Sat, 4 Feb 2017 13:27:31 +0100, Andrej Kacian wrote:
>On Sat, 4 Feb 2017 13:14:05 +0100
>Uwe <mm at edor.eu> wrote:
>> I couldn't figure out, if is there a way to get the "fancy plugin"
>> back and running?
>> Does anybody have a solution?  
>The only thing that is happening is that your distribution is dropping
>the webkitgtk library, nobody can prevent you from having it on your
>You can compile older webkitgtk yourself, keep it e.g. in /usr/local,
>and do the same with claws-mail (although preferably newer, not older
>in this case).

There seems to be no need for the OP to compile either webkit or

[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ pacman -Si webkitgtk2 | head -3
Repository      : extra
Name            : webkitgtk2
Version         : 2.4.11-4
[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ downgrade claws-mail
Available packages:

   1) claws-mail-3.14.1-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
   2) claws-mail-3.14.1-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)

...webkit is still in the repository and it's still possible to
roll back to 3.14.1-1. There unlikely is an soname issue, since I'm
running 3.14.1 since...

[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ pacman -Qi
claws-mail-git | grep Build Build Date : Wed 23 Nov 2016 01:54:01 AM CET

...but I don't use the fancy plugin, no IMAP etc., so I might be

Downgrade is available by the AUR:

Maybe the OP kept the package in the cache, then...

$ sudo pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/claws-mail-3.14.1-1-*.pkg.tar.xz

...is all that has to be done.

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