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Perl Mail::Cclient module, Version 1.5
Copyright (c) 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, Malcolm Beattie
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of either:
a) the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
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Mail::Cclient gives access to mailboxes in many different formats
(including remote IMAP folders) via the c-client API. The c-client
library is the core library used by Pine and the University of
Washington IMAP daemon (written by Mark Crispin).
Install the University of Washington imapd source distribution
(e.g. version imap-2001 or above) and build at least the c-client library
(c-client/c-client.a). The home site for the UW imapd is
If your platform needs any additional LIBS entries, edit Makefile.PL
and add them. Do
c-client shared library
perl Makefile.PL --with-shared_cclient
c-client static library
perl Makefile.PL --cclient_dir=/path/to/c-client
--with-pam=/path/to/libs (support for PAM)
--with-ssl=/path/to/libs (support for SSL)
--with-kerberos=/path/to/libs (support for Kerberos)
where /path/to/c-client is the pathname of the directory which contains
the c-client.a archive library which you have just built. If you want
to add any additional MakeMaker options then edit the file Makefile.PL
and add them in WriteMakefile.
This process needs to extract all object files from the c-client.a
archive into the current directory. This is for the sake of those
platforms which require an explicit list of object files for creating
shared objects rather than a mix of .o and .a files. If the extraction
succeeds, it will say so and you can carry on and do
If the extraction failed for some reason, you will have to do that
part yourself and then replace that part of MakeMaker with a simple
assignment to @objects of the object files in your c-client.a.
Once the extension has been built, you can do
to complete the installation.
Cclient.pm includes fairly complete documentation which the
build/installation process will turn into a man page. You may also
want to read the $CCLIENT_DIR/docs/Internal.doc which documents the
underlying c-client library. However, that documentation is at odds
with the actual code in a few places.
31 Oct 2000
Version 1.5 submitted by Henrique Dias
Questions, bug reports, useful code bits, and suggestions for
Mail-Cclient-1.5 should just be sent to to me at email@example.com
01 Dec 2001