[CentOS] Mail notification in panel/system tray on CentOS 6

Toralf Lund toralf.lund at pgs.com
Tue Jan 29 15:22:22 UTC 2013


On 28/01/13 14:18, SilverTip257 wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 2:48 AM, Toralf Lund<toralf.lund at pgs.com>  wrote:
>
>> On 27/01/13 07:13, SilverTip257 wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 10:10 AM, Giles Coochey<giles at coochey.net>
>>   wrote:
>>>> On 25/01/2013 15:00, Toralf Lund wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi.
>>>>>
>>>>> Does anyone know of a way to add a "new mail" notification icon to the
>>>>> panel/system tray under CentOS 6?
>>>>> On CentOS 5, I used the "mail-notification" software package provided
[ ... ]
>>
>> You might consider having your MUA do the notifying rather than having an
>> applet go check your inbox for you.
>> I'm mostly using thunderbird for e-mail, and it actually also supports
>> notification via pop-ups. But:
>>
>>   1. I think it's nice to be able to close the application completely
>>      when not working on e-mail.
>>
> I hear you! ;)
>
>
>>   2. "Global" popups are generally annoying/too obtrusive. A small icon
>>      that changes state is much better.
>>
> Understandable.
>
> http://www.nongnu.org/mailnotify/
> I'm guessing this is what you've used in the past.
Actually, what I used on CentOS 5 was the below mentioned software. 
Before that, i.e. on EL 4, I believe something else was included in the 
main distro, but I don't remember what.

>
> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/acls/name/mail-notification
> Even though the package is listed it appears nobody has packaged it in EPEL
> (for example).
> http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/repoview/letter_m.group.html
Well, it is actually included in EPEL 5, but not 6.

>
> Not as simple, but you might consider building it on your system.
I tried both binary and source rpms from EPEL5, but it didn't work too 
well. Actually, the problem wasn't mail-notification itself, but rather 
eel2, which it requires. This used to be part of the main distribution, 
but isn't any more. Binaries from past versions have dependencies that 
are hard to resolve, and an attempt to rebuild from source rpm failed 
with the below error messages. Maybe I can find away around this, but I 
don't have time to try right now...

test-eel-image-table.c: In function 'image_table_child_pressed_callback':
test-eel-image-table.c:126: error: 'G_GNUC_FUNCTION' undeclared (first 
use in this function)
test-eel-image-table.c:126: error: (Each undeclared identifier is 
reported only once
test-eel-image-table.c:126: error: for each function it appears in.)
test-eel-image-table.c: In function 'image_table_child_released_callback':
test-eel-image-table.c:141: error: 'G_GNUC_FUNCTION' undeclared (first 
use in this function)
test-eel-image-table.c: In function 'image_table_child_clicked_callback':
test-eel-image-table.c:156: error: 'G_GNUC_FUNCTION' undeclared (first 
use in this function)
test-eel-image-table.c: In function 'foo_timeout':
test-eel-image-table.c:167: error: 'G_GNUC_FUNCTION' undeclared (first 
use in this function)
test-eel-image-table.c: In function 'image_table_size_allocate':
test-eel-image-table.c:195: error: 'G_GNUC_FUNCTION' undeclared (first 
use in this function)

- Toralf


>
>> - Toralf
>>
>>
>>
>>>
>>>> It isn't so common to receive email locally anymore, most people are
>> using
>>>> remote mail servers.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>> Giles Coochey, CCNA, CCNAS
>>>> NetSecSpec Ltd
>>>> +44 (0) 7983 877438
>>>> http://www.coochey.net
>>>> http://www.netsecspec.co.uk
>>>> giles at coochey.net
>>>>
>>>>
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