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Re: Claws Mail LDAP support

From: Marco van Hulten
Subject: Re: Claws Mail LDAP support
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:30:10 +0100


On 21 Mar 22:14 Ricardo Wurmus wrote:
> > Yes, I added it and then ran
> >
> >     guix package --install-from-file=claws-mail.scm
> >
> > But that does not do anything.  
> That’s because the file does not evaluate to a package.  It only causes
> the definition of a variable, but does not return any value.
> Add “claws-mail” to the bottom after the package definition to see the
> difference.

Thanks, it builds.

It makes sense now.  In Scheme the (define ...) and similar just define
stuff; called a "special form" as opposed to normal expressions like (+
1 2).  (I started reading SICP.)  And in "claws-mail" the
#:configure-flags evaluates just that, as defined earlier on with a
(define-public claws-mail ...).

And you know what, adding "--enable-ldap" to the #:configure-flags
works as well!  In the address book, there is a new menu entry New LDAP
Server.  Should this be added to the standard claws-mail entry?  Or
should there be an -ldap flavour, akin to OpenBSD's pkg_* where the
user is prompted to install the standard or -ldap or -minimal or
whichever flavour?  Or should this be left as an exercise to the user?


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