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bug#36743: Claws-Mail Issues

From: Tobias Geerinckx-Rice
Subject: bug#36743: Claws-Mail Issues
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2019 19:10:25 +0200


Raghav Gururajan 写道:
Hello Guix!

I tried to use claws-mail in guix. There are two following issues:

1) Error "Encryption System not found"
2) Error "Dictionary System not found"

To reproduce these errors, one can install claws-mail, enable spell- checking + digital signing/encryption of all emails; and attempt to
compose an email. The error will pop-up.

Have you tried installing the packages that provide these functions into your profile? You'll have to figure out what they are, but I'm guessing ‘Encryption System’ is gnupg. ;-)

This is really a bug in Claws (‘unhelpful error messages’), not Guix.

Just adding gnupg to the claws-mail closure (an exta 26.5 MiB or 4%) does not appeal to me personally, especially since the same message for dictionaries would remain anyway (they are optional by definition). I think improving the error messages is a better approach.

It's not our habit to do so, but perhaps we could patch them to explicitly say ‘please install the "gnupg" package’ if upstream is unresponsive.

Kind regards,


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