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claws-mail-gdata-plugin for MX-14

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Jerry3904
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claws-mail-gdata-plugin for MX-14

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Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:03 am

I tried both the stable and the wheezy bpo versions on B2, and even aptitude could not figure out how to do it. It looks like our version is ahead of the plugin or something like that.

Any way to get it so Claws Mail users can have access to Google Contacts?
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Re: claws-mail-gdata-plugin for MX-14

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:25 am

this will install it:

apt-get -t wheezy-backports install claws-mail-gdata-plugin

but how do you use it?
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Re: claws-mail-gdata-plugin for MX-14

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Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:35 am

So it does, thanks. I though we had wheezy backports enabled by default--should we? It's not even on the list to be enabled.

It is an extension that makes the user's Google Contacts one of the address books listed by the app. Since a lot of people use Gmail and/or keep a single contact file there, this would be pretty useful to have loaded IMHO.
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Re: claws-mail-gdata-plugin for MX-14

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:41 am

yeah, I just couldn't figure out how to use it. Its supposed to have auto-complete features, but they aren't showing up. I'm sure its on my end...I'm not a claws-mail user.

wheezy-backports is a funny repo. The debian folks have a lot of packages marked so that you have to be very explicit to install them.

from :http://backports.debian.org/Instructions/
Install a package from backports

All backports are deactivated by default (i.e. the packages are pinned to 100 by using ButAutomaticUpgrades: yes in the Release files. If you want to install something from backports run:

apt-get -t squeeze-backports install "package"
of course you can use aptitude as well:

aptitude -t squeeze-backports install "package"
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Re: claws-mail-gdata-plugin for MX-14

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Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:47 am

Don't you have to double-click or tab or something to get a list of auto-completes? Been a while since I used it.
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Re: claws-mail-gdata-plugin for MX-14

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Post by kmathern » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:03 am

Jerry3904 wrote:So it does, thanks. I though we had wheezy backports enabled by default--should we? It's not even on the list to be enabled.

It is an extension that makes the user's Google Contacts one of the address books listed by the app. Since a lot of people use Gmail and/or keep a single contact file there, this would be pretty useful to have loaded IMHO.
Jerry, it has something to do with how the wheezy-backports packages are pinned.

MX-14 doesn't use a /etc/apt/preferences (or /etc/apt/preferences.d/*) file or specify a default release in the /etc/apt/apt.conf file.

Without those the wheezy-backports repo will self pin it's packages at a 100 level.

Run 'apt-cache policy | grep -v T' and you'll see that all repos with the exception of wheezy-backports are at a 500 level.

Using '-t wheezy-backports' solves most problems with installing packages from that repo. In Synaptic, temporarily setting wheezy-backports as the preferred distro is the equivalent to using '-t wheezy-backports' with apt-get and aptitude.

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