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Pine for Linux

For added convenience, we now include packages for the two main styles of packaging systems, the RedHat/Fedora RPM-style packaging system, and the Debian dpkg-style system. Likewise, the scripts to build these packages and instructions on how to use them are included in the pine distribution under the packages directory.

The RPM packages will likely work across the most recent versions of RedHat and Fedora, with a good chance of also working on Mandrake or SuSE, which also use the RPM system.

Failing all else, you can still download and build Pine as you would on any other Unix system.

Downloads available:

RedHat/Fedora RPM package built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 3

Debian .deb package built on Debian GNU/Linux 3.0

These packages include Pine, Pico, and other smaller programs that are also part of a standard pine build. UW-Imapd, which is also part of a standard Pine build, is a program of which it is recommended to have a better understanding, and is thus not included in these Pine packages.

Installing RPMs

For most cases, it should be enough simply to grab the first binary package and run the following command:

rpm -ivh pine-4.64-1.i386.rpm
This installation should succeed on most recent RedHat and Fedora systems, and will likely succeed on recent Mandrake systems as well. Other useful rpm commands include:
rpm -Uvh pine-4.64-1.i386.rpm
to upgrade an existing pine installation, and
rpm -e pine
to uninstall an existing pine installation.

If installing the binary RPM fails, you will quite likely succeed by installing from the source RPM. You can build from source RPM either by installing the RPM as you would the binary one, building it using the pine.spec file that gets put in the SPECS directory, or by running the command
rpmbuild --rebuild pine-4.64-1.i386.src.rpm
Both of these methods require having sufficient permissions to build in the source directory; consult the instructions for building using spec files in packages/README to better understand how to do this.

Installing .debs

To install the .deb package, the following command should suffice:

dpkg -i pine_4.64_i386.deb
Uninstalling the package can be done by running the command
dpkg -r pine

As with building RPMs, the pine distribution includes a collection of files for building .deb files yourself.

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