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Centos 8 install of squirrelmail

Hi,

I am trying to install Squirrelmail on Centos 8 but it seems that package
is missing in the EPEL repo for Centos 8? Anyone know if this was on
purpose or how to tell which packages won't be created?

Thanks,
Earl

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Re: Centos 8 install of squirrelmail

By Valeri Galtsev at 12/02/2019 - 14:38

On 2019-12-02 13:15, Earl Terwilliger via CentOS wrote:
As far as I know, squirrelmail is noT actively maintained for quite some
time:

<a href="https://www.squirrelmail.org/" title="https://www.squirrelmail.org/">https://www.squirrelmail.org/</a>

For this reason, variety of distributions phase it out, or may do it
soon. Latest version coming as port on FreeBSD is dated Apr 4, 2018 (it
runs under PHP-7.2 so I'm happy so far). I maintain two webmail front
ends: squirrelmail and round cube. I plan to replace squirrelmail with
Horde webmail soon.

I hope, this helps.

Valeri

Re: Centos 8 install of squirrelmail

By Johnny Hughes v... at 12/02/2019 - 14:46

Thanks.. Squirrelmail is still available on Fedora 31 so I was thinking it
still should be around for centos 8 (and it does work on the latest
versions of php)

I will have to look around for something to replace it but the big problem
is getting the users to like something new...

Earl

Re: Centos 8 install of squirrelmail

By Valeri Galtsev at 12/02/2019 - 14:56

On 2019-12-02 13:46, Earl Terwilliger via CentOS wrote:
Horde webmail seems to be closest in appearance and interaction with
user. Round cube is way different. I must confess though, I didn't have
time to try horde webmail yet.

Yes, and Fedora fully escaped my mind... so Fedora source package
rebuilt on your system may be the smoothest solution.

Valeri

Re: Centos 8 install of squirrelmail

By Ulf Volmer at 12/02/2019 - 14:36

Squirrelmail is dead. Nobody did the work to port it to a recent php
version. So I think you should switch to another webmail software.
Roundcube is a good choice in my option, but there is also no package in
EPEL 8.

Best regards
Ulf

Re: Centos 8 install of squirrelmail

By Valeri Galtsev at 12/02/2019 - 14:51

On 2019-12-02 13:36, Ulf Volmer wrote:
Thanks, that confirms my knowledge. FreeBSD port I have mentioned in my
reply to OP's post does work with PHP 7.2. It could be port maintainer
who made necessary patching. Anyway, as an interim solution while
choosing what to migrate to it is possible to download tarball of
FreeBSD port, and installed what is in it. It shouldn't be much trouble:
php 7.2 it depends on is php 7.2 whatever system it is installed on.
Just thought.

Here is the link to FreeBSD port:

<a href="https://www.freshports.org/mail/squirrelmail/" title="https://www.freshports.org/mail/squirrelmail/">https://www.freshports.org/mail/squirrelmail/</a>

Here is reference to squirrelmail snapshots from the above:

<a href="http://snapshots.squirrelmail.org/" title="http://snapshots.squirrelmail.org/">http://snapshots.squirrelmail.org/</a>

I hope, this helps.

Valeri