Mutt on Mac OS X
- Xcode from Apple with commandline utilities installed
- Source from http://www.mutt.org/download.html
I usually pick a directory to build everything in, like:
mkdir src && cd src
This way, all of my code stays in the same place.
tar -xvf ~/Downloads/mutt-1.5.21.tar.gz
Some people like the side pane patch, but I didn't, so I'm not including it here. If you want it, google for how to add it.
Run the configure script with the --help option:
I don't want to install this for the whole system, I only want it to be available for my user (plus, then, I don't have to rely on anything being installed as root), so I want the --prefix=/Users/<username>.
Additionally, I want support for:
+ imap - requires ssl for imaps + smtp + sasl $ ./configure --prefix=/Users/bmcduffi --enable-imap --with-ssl --enable-smtp \ --with-sasl --enable-debug
This seems to have worked, but I get this error:
Error in /Users/bmcduffi/.muttrc, line 17: header_cache: unknown variable
Hmm. Ok, some googling, and I see that I needed --enable-hcache.
$ ./configure --prefix=/Users/bmcduffi --enable-imap --with-ssl --enable-smtp \ --with-sasl --enable-debug --enable-hcache
Now this error:
checking for BerkeleyDB > 4.0... no configure: error: You need Tokyo Cabinet, QDBM, GDBM or Berkeley DB4 for hcache
As much as I dislike Oracle, they have apparently acquired every "database" known to human people. Here's a direct link to getting the source for berkeleydb:
http://download.oracle.com/berkeley-db/db-5.3.21.tar.gz tar -xvf ~/Downloads/db-5.3.21.tar.gz cd db-5.3.21/
We need to patch the code to make it compile on Xcode 4.6
curl -O https://raw.github.com/narkoleptik/os-x-berkeleydb-patch/master/atomic.patch patch src/dbinc/atomic.h < atomic.patch
Back to building BerkeleyDB
cd build_unix ../dist/configure --prefix=/Users/bmcduffi make && make install
Back to our mutt src dir:
cd ~/src/mutt-1.5.21 ./configure --prefix=/Users/bmcduffi --includedir=/Users/bmcduffi/include --enable-imap --with-ssl \ --enable-smtp --with-sasl --enable-debug --enable-hcache --with-bdb make && make install
Wow, that was quite a bit of work, but now I have a self-contained mutt installation in my homedir!