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    Eudora OSE Coming Soon To A Linux Near You?

    Anyone know if Eudora, now that it is open source, will be coming to Ubuntu? I've used it for ten years now and need all those mailboxes I accumulated over the years. Now that it's gone open source I was wondering if anyone knows of any plans to add it to Linux? That is the only thing stopping me from converting my laptop over from Windows. Right now I use the laptop for my mail and my Linux PC for everything else.

    I know of no web clients that allow you to import mailboxes.

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    Cool Re: Eudora OSE Coming Soon To A Linux Near You?

    Quote Originally Posted by onaridge View Post
    Anyone know if Eudora, now that it is open source, will be coming to Ubuntu? I've used it for ten years now and need all those mailboxes I accumulated over the years. Now that it's gone open source I was wondering if anyone knows of any plans to add it to Linux? That is the only thing stopping me from converting my laptop over from Windows. Right now I use the laptop for my mail and my Linux PC for everything else.

    I know of no web clients that allow you to import mailboxes.
    Yep. Here's the home page for it & it shows a Ubuntu Linux version.

    https://wiki.mozilla.org/Eudora_OSE

    Looks sort of Thunderbird'ish to me.

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    Re: Eudora OSE Coming Soon To A Linux Near You?

    Ha! Ya know when I was on that page last week Ubuntu wasn't even a glimmer in my eye and I never noticed it. Ok so because I am still newbiesh, how do I install it? IOW where to extract the tar to and what to do next?

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    Re: Eudora OSE Coming Soon To A Linux Near You?

    also I am not sure how to find out if there is a linux distributed package in which case it would be easy to install

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    Re: Eudora OSE Coming Soon To A Linux Near You?

    I just downloaded it into a folder I made in Nautilus, then right clicked on the eudora download & picked Extract here. Then I moved the extracted folder called eudora into my home directory. Right clicked on my desktop & Picked Create Launcher. Then entered Eudora in the name field, & in command, clicked on the browse button & clicked on the eudora folder, then when it showed the contents of the eudora folder, I clicked on Eudora, Not the eudora.bin , just the one that says eudora. Picked an Icon I liked, clicked OK, and it showed up on my desktop. Should work the same for you I would guess.

    Now watch someone come by with an easier & better reply!

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    Re: Eudora OSE Coming Soon To A Linux Near You?

    Not a better reply, just what is in the README.txt

    Linux
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    1. After downloading the file, open up a terminal window.

    2. In the terminal window type in the following:

    sudo tar -C /opt -xvf <place where you downloaded the file>

    3. Then create a link for easy execution by typing:

    sudo ln -s /opt/eudora/eudora /usr/local/bin/eudora

    4. After installation is complete, we recommend that you read the
    README.txt file (this file) in /opt/eudora.

    5. You will then be able to run Eudora from any command prompt
    by just typing in "eudora" (no quotes).
    Pretty straightforward and simple. Now to enjoy a blast from the past...

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    Re: Eudora OSE Coming Soon To A Linux Near You?

    Quote Originally Posted by onaridge View Post
    also I am not sure how to find out if there is a linux distributed package in which case it would be easy to install
    Nope, doesn't look like their is ....YET. There may be soon if there's any demand for it, but all they have is the download file called EudoraOSE-1.0.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2.

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    Re: Eudora OSE Coming Soon To A Linux Near You?

    Quote Originally Posted by howefield View Post
    Not a better reply, just what is in the README.txt
    Well I was Half right. You nailed the simple part.

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    Re: Eudora OSE Coming Soon To A Linux Near You?

    sudo tar -C /opt -xvf <place where you downloaded the file>

    Hey Santa Fe, thanks. I think I will try the command line since I should get comfortable with that asap.

    Howefield: I am not sure how to write out the path correctly for the above between the <>. I had /home/loren/downloads. Got no file found because I know I am writing this incorrectly. I presume you meant the < and > to be there also in the command?

    The Tar is in my home folder, Loren, downloads and is called EudoraOSE-1.0.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2.tar

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    Re: Eudora OSE Coming Soon To A Linux Near You?

    Open a fresh terminal and type

    Code:
    cd Downloads
    Then try the command

    Code:
    sudo tar -C /opt -xvf EudoraOSE-1.0.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2.tar
    Incidentally, the tab feature can be quite useful when typing a long filename, when you start typing the filename... in this case with E then press the tab key. It will auto complete the file name for you (as long as there is no other file in that folder starting with E, if there is you might need to type a few more characters, can be useful for avoiding typos.
    Last edited by howefield; October 21st, 2010 at 06:21 PM.

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