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Old 01-14-2015, 11:22 AM   #1
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Geary Dependencies


Hey, guys!

Trying to install Geary Mail on Slackware 14.1. I run ./configure and
with version 0.8.3 get this
Code:
--   package 'gtk+-3.0>=3.10.0' not found
--   package 'gcr-3>=3.10.1' not found
CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-2.8/Modules/FindPkgConfig.cmake:279 (message):
  A required package was not found
with version 0.6.5 get this
Code:
error: Package `gcr-3' not found in specified Vala API directories or GObject-Introspection GIR directories
What to do?

Thank you in advance!

Last edited by amaro; 01-14-2015 at 11:26 AM.
 
Old 01-14-2015, 12:47 PM   #3
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Please note that geary is an IMAP client for Gnome 3, that is not included in Slacwkare. So better choose an IMAP easy to install on Slackware. There are plenty provided on on SlackBuilds.org in addition to Thunderbird that is included in Slackware.

Furthermore, it is recommended to use the Slackware packaging system instead of compiling apps manually for reasons explained in this document, under the heading "Management of software packages".
 
Old 01-14-2015, 01:37 PM   #4
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Please note that geary is an IMAP client for Gnome 3, that is not included in Slacwkare. So better choose an IMAP easy to install on Slackware. There are plenty provided on on SlackBuilds.org in addition to Thunderbird that is included in Slackware.

Furthermore, it is recommended to use the Slackware packaging system instead of compiling apps manually for reasons explained in this document, under the heading "Management of software packages".

Absolutely agree but Thunderbird is not my mail client and Claws doesn't work with my GMX account.
 
Old 01-14-2015, 03:10 PM   #5
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Absolutely agree but Thunderbird is not my mail client and Claws doesn't work with my GMX account.
Then you could try Trojitá that has no dependencies beyond a full Slackware system. Caveat emptor: I don't know if works with a GMX account.

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Old 01-14-2015, 04:38 PM   #6
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Absolutely agree but Thunderbird is not my mail client and Claws doesn't work with my GMX account.
In a nutshell, here's what you can do:
  1. Use Thunderbird.
  2. Jump through burning loops trying to build every single dependency for Geary.
  3. Nothing.

Cheers,

Niki
 
Old 01-15-2015, 10:18 AM   #7
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In a nutshell, here's what you can do:
  1. Use Thunderbird.
  2. Jump through burning loops trying to build every single dependency for Geary.
  3. Nothing.

Cheers,

Niki

I could add that Trojita works but you have to make profiles to use it with multiple accounts; and then there is Seamonkey which also works. Looks like at the moment Geary is not an option.
 
Old 06-05-2015, 10:29 PM   #8
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Late response I know, but geary is an option on Slackware. I run it. You need vala, libgee1, and webkitgtk3, but.. you have to recompile Slackwares gcr and remove the --disable-vala flag from Pat's script. And of course have vala installed before recompiling gcr. I run version 0.10.0 on Slackware -current
 
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:14 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by kikinovak View Post
In a nutshell, here's what you can do:
  1. Use Thunderbird.
  2. Jump through burning loops trying to build every single dependency for Geary.
  3. Nothing.

Cheers,

Niki
Old thread, but I just installed Geary pretty easily with Flatpak. That involved installing Flatpak from SBo:
Code:
sboinstall flatpak # or some other SBo tool install method
Installing Geary (as a user just for testing):
Code:
flatpak install --user --from https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.gnome.Geary.flatpakref
Running it:
Code:
flatpak run org.gnome.Geary
That said, I uninstalled it (and Flatpak) after about 2 minutes, as it's too lightweight for me.
 
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:57 PM   #10
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Absolutely agree but Thunderbird is not my mail client and Claws doesn't work with my GMX account.
Have you let the Claws-mail developers know about your issues with GMX? They are very responsive.
 
Old 11-10-2017, 06:14 PM   #11
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Have you let the Claws-mail developers know about your issues with GMX? They are very responsive.
This is a nearly 3 year old thread, so the original posters might not be around any more. I only replied because I wanted to try Geary and this thread was the only info on the forum (and which turned out to contain inaccurate information).
 
  


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