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4. Installation.

4.1 Required environment

To succesfully compile Sylpheed, you need at least:

Optionally you need:

Notice: Sylpheed may be unstable depending on the environment. Please use the newest version of libraries if possible.

4.2 Environments known as valid for Sylpheed

4.3 Nuts and bolts of installation

If the make process has completed, run "make install" (as root), to install the program and the supportfiles

Compiling Sylpheed with options

You can choose to compile Sylpheed with some optional features enabled. Use ./configure --help to list configuration syntax and options.

The following optional features can be enabled:

All these features require additional libraries and tools that may not be part of your distribution. You can find them at the addresses listed at the beginning of this chapter, here.

4.4 Installation on Linux using RPM

As root, run the "rpm -ivh " command on the RPM file you downloaded. As soon as this process is complete you can run Sylpheed as user.

4.5 Installation on Debian Linux

With an internet connection :

apt-get install sylpheed (to install it with a internet connection)

Without internet connection, fetch the debian package for example on

dpkg -i sylpheedx.x.x-1i386.deb

dpkg --install sylpheedx.x.x-1i386.deb

4.6 Installation on FreeBSD

using the /stand/sysinstall tool (it is a menu-based interface) :

run "/stand/sysinstall" as root

in the main menu choose "Configure" -> "Packages" -> "mail", then "sylpheed" then, back to the "Packages" list, choose "Install"

Using the ports

Get the sylpheed port on :

then, as root: pkg-add sylpheed-0.x.x.tgz

using the ports with compiling:

first, update your port, fetch it on

cd /usr/ports/mail/sylpheed


If it succeeds, type "make install"

In case it fails, fetch the required package if necessary (on the same page), put the package file in /usr/ports/distfiles/ then :

Need a more up-to-date version ?

Just use the Unix standard method (see "Nuts and bolts of installation")

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