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Web-based email client for 11.00?

Rich Martin
Occasional Contributor

Web-based email client for 11.00?

I'm looking for a public-domain application that will allow me to provide web-based email for a group of users (possibly a front end for sendmail and an as-yet-to-be-selected SMTP server). I've looked at Cyclonic Webmail, however that requires the ANSI C product ($1600) from HP to compile. Looking for something (hopefully) easier than that to install. Thanks in advance for your time and consideration!
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Christopher Caldwell
Honored Contributor

Re: Web-based email client for 11.00?

You can always stick on gcc - it's ANSI and available from
http://hpux.cs.utah.edu/hppd/hpux/Gnu/gcc-2.95.2/
in depot format.

Any "freeware" I can think of will require a C compiler.
Rich Martin
Occasional Contributor

Re: Web-based email client for 11.00?

Actually, I tried that already. The libraries that come with Cyclonic have flags in the makefiles that GCC can't handle, either. I went on quite the bug stomp yesterday, trying to find/reset all the flags. The makefiles, however, are fairly large...you get the idea...
Christopher Caldwell
Honored Contributor

Re: Web-based email client for 11.00?

Where'd ya get Cyclonic?

A lot of times, the default configure is build to "believe" you're using HP's compiler if you're on HP. Generally, you can do things like:
# CC=/opt/gcc/bin/gcc (or wherever gcc is)
# export CC
and configure will do the "right" thing.
(BTW, I'm not sure if your package supports configure ... I couldn't find where to retrieve the Cyclonic package).
Rich Martin
Occasional Contributor

Re: Web-based email client for 11.00?

Cyclonic's website is http://www.stallion.au.com. Yep, tried exporting CC as GCC, also tried setting the variable manually in the makefile. No dice. Got fewer errors, though they were just as fatal.
Christopher Caldwell
Honored Contributor

Re: Web-based email client for 11.00?

Hmmm. I downloaded Cyclonic WebMail (Standard Edition) and it looks like perl to me. What needs to be compiled? The perl modules?

You shouldn't have a problem building perl modules with GCC.

You should probably post the literal error messages so we can get an idea what's going on.

Here's a link to Perl based web mailers:
http://cgi.resourceindex.com/Programs_and_Scripts/Perl/Web_Based_E_Mail/

we've used atdot - it's all Perl and will require that you be able to build perl modules.

Here's the same thing for C and C++:
http://cgi.resourceindex.com/Programs_and_Scripts/C_and_C++/Web_Based_E_Mail/

Again, you'll need to be able to compile.

Don't forget that stock perl on HP is antiquated if not dysfunctional from today's perspective:
# /usr/contrib/bin/perl -v

This is perl, version 4.0

$RCSfile: perl.c,v $$Revision: 4.0.1.8 $$Date: 1993/02/05 19:39:30 $
Patch level: 36

Copyright (c) 1989, 1990, 1991, Larry Wall

Perl may be copied only under the terms of either the Artistic License or the
GNU General Public License, which may be found in the Perl 4.0 source kit.

versus
# /usr/bin/perl -v

This is perl, version 5.005_03 built for PA-RISC2.0

Copyright 1987-1999, Larry Wall

Perl may be copied only under the terms of either the Artistic License or the
GNU General Public License, which may be found in the Perl 5.0 source kit.

Complete documentation for Perl, including FAQ lists, should be found on
this system using `man perl' or `perldoc perl'. If you have access to the
Internet, point your browser at http://www.perl.com/, the Perl Home Page.

Perl 4 and 5 are not compatible; I wouldn't expect newer perl modules to work at all with Perl 4. The modules from Cyclonic require Perl 5.