Q. I am using CentOS Linux. I would like to install pine to read email from shell prompt itself? I’m getting an error which read as follows:
# yum install pine
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Excluding Packages in global exclude list
Parsing package install arguments
No Match for argument: pine
Nothing to do
How do I install pine?
A:. Pine is a powerful freeware text-based e-mail client. It is a program for Internet News & Email – is a tool for reading, sending, and managing electronic messages. Pine was developed by Computing & Communications at the University of Washington.
Originally written for inexperienced users, Pine’s basic features are generally very easy to use.
The license prohibits the distribution of binaries built from patched source code, which poses a problem for binary distributions. However, you can download pine RPM or .DEB file to install pine w/o a problem.
CentOS / Redhat / Fedora Core Linux pine installation instructions
First install LDAP support :
# yum install libldap.so.2
Now install pine. Grab RPM file from official FTP site:
# wget ftp://ftp.cac.washington.edu/pine/pine-4.64-1.i386.rpm
Install rpm file:
# rpm -ivh pine-4.64-1.i386.rpm
Debian / Ubuntu Linux pine installation instructions
Grab pine .deb file from official FTP site:
$ wget ftp://ftp.cac.washington.edu/pine/pine_4.64_i386.deb
Next, install .deb file:
$ sudo dpkg -i pine_4.64_i386.deb
# dpkg -i pine_4.64_i386.deb
How do I start pine mail client?
Type the following command:
- Read man page of pine (type man pine)
- Official Pine mail client website