Subject: Re: How to use on OpenBSD? (has Perl-5.8.8 in OBSD base)
To: None <>
From: The masked-coder known as Randux <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 03/15/2007 17:55:46
Thanks Steve. Sorry for top posting, I'm trying to answer a lot of mails quickly =
and I am using this poor webmail interface instead of claws ;)

I'm abandoning pkgsrc on OpenBSD for now. Claws-mail works great for me on =
NetBSD, but I really had to do some major arm-twisting to get it built properly =
on NetBSD because I wanted many of the plugins which are Claws defaults, but =
they're not NetBSD defaults (gpg, gpginline, gpgmime, gpgme). It may well be =
that I don't know how to set the right options so I finally just edited the =
three makefiles. It was quite frustrating. I had built it from source on Linux =
and I did everything from the configure and it built and worked as I wanted =
the first go. I had a few tries on NetBSD before I realized why no plugins =
got built. It's a bit confusing because the defaults on pkgsrc version aren't =
the same as they are on the Claws website which lists the plugins that come =
with the product. If you think about it makes sense because maybe you don't =
want gnupg as a pkgsrc dependency for Claws, but it's easy to get a bit lost =
in the process of building it, especially if you've built it on other systems.

Since as far as I know the build doesn't require dependencies for plugins in =
order to built the plugins themselves (in other words I should be able to build =
all of Claws mail including gpg support even if I've not installed gnupg on =
the system) may I request that all of the default plugins (that is, plugins =
that Claws-mail lists as "standard plugins") be built with claws as a default?


-------- Original Message --------
From: "Steven M. Bellovin" <>
To: "The masked-coder known as Randux" <>
Subject: Re: How to use on OpenBSD? (has Perl-5.8.8 in OBSD base)
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 23:59:40 -0400

> On Wed, 14 Mar 2007 01:41:48 +0200
> "The masked-coder known as Randux" <> wrote:
> > 
> > Whilst pkgsrc works quite well for me on NetBSD (don't really recall
> > any major problems at all) it doesn't seem to be working very well on
> > OpenBSD 4.0. I've run into three broken packages already tonight, one
> > I was able to run down on the list archives, it's been repeatedly
> > broken/fixed/broken/fixed since 2004 (gpgme) and now firefox2 and
> > sylpheed-claws (my main reasons for using pkgsrc on OpenBSD) have
> > just crashed. 
> I'll be committing a new package for claws-mail within the next few
> days. 
> =09=09--Steve Bellovin,