Mail notification 5.4 , Gnome 2.30 and Gmime 2.4

Bug #599705 reported by SnoopyDas on 2010-06-29
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Bug Description

this is not a real bug :).. I was an enthusiastic fan of this nice utility since first releases. I've always installed and used it on my slackware linux box..But after recent update to Slack13.1 and GnomeSlackBuild 2.30 the application doesn't compile due to some (I guess) incompatility with evolution 2.30 and gmime 2.4.x...

Current version seems quite old (may 2008) so I'm wondering if anyone known when or if a new version compatiible with latest Gnome and t gmime lib will be release?

I known there are some alternative but for me this utility is much better (imho :-)

Thanks in advance


SnoopyDas (a-antolini) wrote :

Ok maybe useful for slack users :-)

Waiting for a new version that can solve major issue I was able to compile and run gnome-mail-notification on slack13.1 + gsb 2.30 + gmime 2.4.x

1) Get slackbuild and source files from :

2) Get all patches released from here
- (click on upper right link SVN Entries (extra x86_64) and download all .patch files
3) copy or move all patches inside the slackbuild dir for gnome-mail-notification

4) modify the gnome.mail-notification.Slackbuild to apply all patches, including following rows just before the configure and make commands

  patch -Np0 -i "$CWD/dont-update-cache.patch" || return 1
  patch -Np0 -i "$CWD/remove-ubuntu-special-case.patch" || return 1
  patch -Np1 -i "$CWD/gmime-2.4.patch" || return 1
  patch -Np1 -i "$CWD/evolution-gtkhtml.patch" || return 1
  patch -Np0 -i "$CWD/evolution.patch" || return 1
  patch -Np0 -i "$CWD/mail-notification-5.4-icons.patch" || return 1

(these are patches available in Sept 2010, maybe further patches can be added)

5) execute the slackbuild...then if everything goes well
6) ..install the tgz and enjoy gnome-mail-notification :)


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