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sup mail user agent
posted on 2014-12-28 20:43:22

This is a proper tutorial on how to set up the sup MUA on a linux system. The post is very likely to be expanded in the future, as at first here are only rough annotations collected.

Common pitfalls

  • ruby gem hell
  • apt-get hell
  • missing header files due to no having the development packages installed.
  • failing to understand that sup will not fetch mails from the server
  • having used sup-config but not having finished the complete install procedure

Maybe you stumble upon having set up sup already via sup-config, but upon retrying you get errors? Try deleting the ~/.sup folder.

Lastly I had no luck trying to use the distro's packages, such that I just stuck to the git clone from the mirror in https://github.com/sup-heliotrope/sup. It's called The hacker's Mail User Agent, after all. But to be honest, I could be out of luck with the prepackaged binaries may as well be related to me having had problems with the ruby gems in the beginning. I guess I will never know.

SETUP

redhat

Installation on CentOS 7 are to be described here. This is mostly to have a list of .rpm's and gems that are needed.

TBC

debian

Installation on Debian 7 'wheezy' / 8 'jessie' are here described. This is mostly to have a list of .deb's and gems that are needed.

TBC

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