Maildir support in alpine

Bug #496575 reported by Cristian Măgherușan-Stanciu on 2009-12-14
This bug affects 6 people
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alpine (Debian)
alpine (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: alpine

The alpine package doesn't support Maildir out of the box, but on the webpage [*] there are patches which implement it for different alpine versions.

Please someone apply it and get it to the Ubuntu repos.
This was observed on Ubuntu Hardy LTS Server. No idea about other versions.


Asheesh Laroia (paulproteus) wrote :

Thanks for the bug. We're tracking this in Debian as

Eduardo Chappa doesn't allow Debian or Ubuntu to ship his patch.

I'm working with people on an alternate Maildir patch. I'll have an update for you about that in a few weeks.

Changed in alpine (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
yason (simo-melenius+launchpad) wrote :

Any news on the new patch? We really need this Alpine + maildir thing sorted out.

Stas Sușcov (sushkov) wrote :

I got the patched version for hardy in my PPA.
I'll try to keep it updated for every new build Ubuntu brings.

On Thu, 25 Mar 2010, Stas Sușcov wrote:

> I got the patched version for hardy in my PPA. I'll try to keep it
> updated for every new build Ubuntu brings.

Just keep in mind that said PPA is violating Eduardo Chappa's copyright,
and he will ask you to take it down once he finds out about it.

Asheesh Laroia (paulproteus) wrote :

Sorry to be slow to update. There's no news on the Maildir patch rewrite
yet. If someone knows C and wants to help by writing a decent Maildir
patch for Alpine, I have specs I can share with you that can help you get

Changed in alpine (Debian):
status: New → Confirmed
Stas Sușcov (sushkov) wrote :

În data de Mi, 12-05-2010 la 13:12 -0400, Asheesh Laroia a scris:
> On Tue, 11 May 2010, Stas Sușcov wrote:
> > Great news Asheesh Laroia,
> > I tried patching the alpine 1.0 package using it but I got the folowing
> > rejections:
> > ---
> > stas@buildenv:~/alpine/alpine-1.0+dfsg$ find ./ -iname *.rej
> > ./imap/src/osdep/unix/dummy.c.rej
> > ./imap/src/osdep/unix/maildir.c.rej
> > ./imap/src/osdep/unix/maildir.h.rej
> > ./imap/src/osdep/unix/Makefile.rej
> > ./imap/src/c-client/mail.h.rej
> > ./alpine/mailindx.c.rej
> > ./alpine/alpine.h.rej
> > ./alpine/mailcmd.c.rej
> > ---
> > The above exclude s/pine/alpine patch failures.
> > So I believe it needs a fresh revision before it can be used.
> > If there's anybody who wants to do this, I would appreciate his help.
> Yeah, I think you'll find some of the hunks don't apply. I think any C
> coder can probably figure out how to apply it.

I manually treated rejections and succeeded to build the package.

Patch is under "essentially the _modified_ BSD license or X11 license",
so it makes sense to be improved and get included into further builds.
It looks bad, but it works, screenshot attached :)

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Changed in alpine (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → Stas Sușcov (sushkov)
assignee: Stas Sușcov (sushkov) → nobody
Stas Sușcov (sushkov) wrote :

Use this in .pinerc:
beta:~$ grep Maildir .pinerc

Stas Sușcov (sushkov) wrote :

My apologize but it seems that the patch wasn't applied in previous build.
Working on in now.

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