Claws Mail 'fancy' plugin missing in 17.10

Bug #1724999 reported by Paul Natsuo Kishimoto
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This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Claws Mail
Confirmed
Wishlist
claws-mail (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

The package 'claws-mail-fancy-plugin', which allows display of HTML messages, is not available in the 17.10/artful archives.

Consequently, it's no longer possible to view HTML messages in Claws Mail.

$ lsb_release -rd && apt-cache policy claws-mail
Description: Ubuntu 17.10
Release: 17.10
claws-mail:
  Installed: 3.15.0-2build2
  Candidate: 3.15.0-2build2
  Version table:
 *** 3.15.0-2build2 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu artful/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: claws-mail 3.15.0-2build2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-16.19-generic 4.13.4
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-16-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Thu Oct 19 17:37:51 2017
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-10-11 (8 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" - Release amd64 (20170412)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_CA.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 LC_PAPER=en_GB.UTF-8
SourcePackage: claws-mail
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to artful on 2017-10-19 (0 days ago)

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Paul Natsuo Kishimoto (khaeru) wrote :
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Hans Joachim Desserud (hjd) wrote :

Thanks for reporting.

Looks like the claws-mail-fancy-plugin was removed in 3.15.0-2 (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/claws-mail/+changelog) because it depended on a deprecated library, see https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=790199 for details.

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Paul Natsuo Kishimoto (khaeru) wrote :

Ah, thanks for the pointer. I found a related bug in the Claws Mail bugtracker and added the link.

Changed in claws-mail:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → Confirmed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in claws-mail (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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milki (xmilky+launchpad) wrote :

In case anyone stumbles upon this, here's a stub package which brings back the Fancy plugin:

https://apt.include-once.org/backports/artful-stretch/claws-mail-plugins-dillo-fancy-insecure_3.16~HEAD-3ace185_amd64.deb

Just quickled compiled this from 3.16, but it's binary compatible with the 17.10 claws-mail. Additionally contains the Dillo plugin as more secure alternative. Please see the package description before installing it though!

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