Compiling a newer version than the latest .deb package
youngoldbloke at gmail.com
Sun Jun 2 09:51:25 UTC 2019
On 2/06/19 9:07 PM, Jens John wrote:> On Sun, 2 Jun 2019, at 05:36,
Frank Watt wrote:
>> Am I to assume that I would have had sendmail in my environment at the
>> time the deb was installed? So I'd need to remove it so that I can
>> compile mutt with built-in SMTP. What else would I need to bear in
>> I'm a bit apprehensive about compiling code outside the control of a
>> package manager, but I can't see a way around it -- unless someone has
>> made a more recent .deb.
> (Why not just upgrade your Debian or Ubuntu release?)
There's nothing newer I can find:
> Anyway, whether sendmail (or compatible provider of it, such as
> postfix) is installed at compile time has, if I see it correctly, no
> bearing on whether the built-in SMTP client will be compiled or
> not. Just remember to select the configure flags you need – you
> likely want TLS support – and perhaps install into /usr/local or
> /opt/mutt if you compile from source.
Yes, I understood that. I mentioned sendmail because it evidently isn't
set in Muttrc or ~/.muttrc so I figured it happened when the .deb was
installed. Since I don't have any other use for sendmail, should I
> A reasonable set of configure flags yielding a versatile mutt can
e.g. be found at .
That's just the sort of information I was seeking. Thanks for the tip.
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