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Old 11-25-2010, 09:24 PM   #1
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Claws-mail, libetpan.so.13 and slack 13.1


I've tried this several times and cannot get claws-mail to run. Libetpan has been installed, removed and re-installed. When trying to start c-mail it say cannot find libetpan.so.13 which is accurate - the current installation of libetpan puts in libetpan.so.15. These packages all come from slackbuilds (have also tried Alien's package wtih the same results). This a standard 13.1 install with regular updates through slackpkg.

Any ideas?

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Old 11-25-2010, 11:28 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by patostevens View Post
I've tried this several times and cannot get claws-mail to run. Libetpan has been installed, removed and re-installed. When trying to start c-mail it say cannot find libetpan.so.13 which is accurate - the current installation of libetpan puts in libetpan.so.15. These packages all come from slackbuilds (have also tried Alien's package wtih the same results). This a standard 13.1 install with regular updates through slackpkg.

Any ideas?
Odd. I'm happily running claws-mail on two Slackware-current boxes and one 13.1 box. I'm using claws-mail 3.7.7 and libetpan from slackbuilds.org for Slackware 13.1. Maybe try the libetpan for Slackware 13.1 offered at slackbuilds.org.
 
Old 11-25-2010, 11:56 PM   #3
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Mhhh strange I am using the slackbuild claws-mail with no issues... I used the libetpan that I compile some time a go...
If you need the pkg for libetpan let me know....
 
Old 11-26-2010, 12:47 PM   #4
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My libetpan is the one for 13.1 from slackbuilds. The only issue that I can find is that this package installs libetpan.so.15 rather than 13 - which is what claws-mail is looking for.
 
Old 11-26-2010, 01:04 PM   #5
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what is a terminal output from
Code:
cd /usr/lib
ls -la | grep libetpan
also - did you build from SlackBuilds.org
for 13.1 or install from a pre-built package? (e.g. http://repository.slacky.eu)

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Old 11-26-2010, 01:11 PM   #6
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output below:

ls -la | grep libetpan
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1211 2010-11-25 16:57 libetpan.la
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 2010-11-25 16:57 libetpan.so -> libetpan.so.15.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 2010-11-25 16:57 libetpan.so.15 -> libetpan.so.15.0.0
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 620668 2010-11-25 16:57 libetpan.so.15.0.0


As i stated previously, built from Slackbuilds to start with, removed, used Alien Bob's, removed, tried Slackbuilds again. Same results with each attempt.
 
Old 11-26-2010, 01:21 PM   #7
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In a terminal try
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ln -s /usr/lib/libetpan.so /usr/lib/libetpan.so.13
then try running claws-mail program in terminal see if works or complains more



'libetpan.so.15' is just a link to /usr/lib/libetpan.so
 
Old 11-26-2010, 01:39 PM   #8
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That did it. Thanks a lot.
So does that make a permanent link or do I need to do something else?
 
Old 11-26-2010, 01:40 PM   #9
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Also for good house-keeping I recommend, as root
Code:
cd ~
mkdir my-system-symbolic-links
cd my-system-symbolic-links
echo "ln -s /usr/lib/libetpan.so /usr/lib/libetpan.so.13" >> README.txt
Just so in (n)mths time you know what you have changed should you ever remove/upgrade 'libetpan'.

It would not effect the removal of 'libetpan' but it would just be a redundant link - just keeps admin more tidier/eaiser.

Last edited by dh2k; 11-26-2010 at 01:56 PM. Reason: I omitted cd my-system-symbolic-links
 
Old 11-26-2010, 01:45 PM   #10
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That did it. Thanks a lot.
So does that make a permanent link or do I need to do something else?
Well, its as permanent until you rm /usr/lib/libetpan.so.13 ;-)

You shouldn't need do anymore.
Just be aware of using a newer version of claws-mail - it may not use libetpan.so.13 - chances are it would use libetpan.so.15

Therefore in (n)mths time you could 'tidy-up' your system and get rid of that link - I would even say leaving it there would have near to nil-problems.

Last edited by dh2k; 11-26-2010 at 01:51 PM.
 
Old 11-28-2010, 08:20 AM   #11
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Hi patostevens,

I had same problem as you with claws-mail -
Claws Mail version 3.7.7 seems to work fine without the link created in this thread.

Do you have "Claws Mail version 3.7.6"?
To check could you post a terminal output for

Code:
claws-mail -v
 
  


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