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checkgmail broke again

Postby rtrev on Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:48 pm

I searched and found where checkgmail had broken before and the fix was some perl module having to be installed. Now it's broken again, and I already have the module installed.

Anybody else having a problem with this?

Also, does anyone else have a decent alternative? I need sound, because I'll be reading a book and glance up when I hear a new message come in. The one I used to like was something like gnome-check-gmail, but I don't see it in the repositories.

Thanks for any thoughts...
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Re: checkgmail broke again

Postby xircon on Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:18 pm

Mine works - is it the same as yours?:
http://pastebin.com/Kdd1Rg5m
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Re: checkgmail broke again

Postby rtrev on Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:10 pm

xircon wrote:Mine works - is it the same as yours?:
http://pastebin.com/Kdd1Rg5m


Sorry, I can't get to anything that makes sense on this URL you gave. It says something about "Pastebin.com Unknown Paste ID".
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Re: checkgmail broke again

Postby wyrdoak on Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:22 pm

Sorry I use a Chrome addon, and when I'm not using it the Cairo Dock Mail applet takes over. Only problem is if I leave the computer on I get "Master I have mail for you" at 3am. :lol:
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Re: checkgmail broke again

Postby rtrev on Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:29 pm

wyrdoak wrote:Sorry I use a Chrome addon, and when I'm not using it the Cairo Dock Mail applet takes over. Only problem is if I leave the computer on I get "Master I have mail for you" at 3am. :lol:


I might like being called "Master", but not at 3am. <g>

Which Chrome addon are you using? I've got google-chrome-unstable installed, if that matters.

Honestly, I don't know why they don't just add sound to the standard gmail notification option. Unless you're looking at the screen, you miss it. How hard would it be for them to add a "Play this .wav file on notificatin" option?
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Re: checkgmail broke again

Postby wyrdoak on Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:41 pm

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Re: checkgmail broke again

Postby rtrev on Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:47 pm

wyrdoak wrote:Mail checker Plus for Google Mail


I love it! Thanks!!
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Re: checkgmail broke again

Postby Inkit on Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:01 am

Just a suggestion, but why not use thunderbird. You can configure it any which way you like and you can work offline too.
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Re: checkgmail broke again

Postby xircon on Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:53 am

rtrev wrote:
xircon wrote:Mine works - is it the same as yours?:
http://pastebin.com/Kdd1Rg5m


Sorry, I can't get to anything that makes sense on this URL you gave. It says something about "Pastebin.com Unknown Paste ID".


Hmmm, will try again, wouldn't work last night in code tags (and won't work today):

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1286239/checkgmail.pl

http://pastebin.com/k4L45d7U

Hopefully dropbox to the rescue ;)
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Re: checkgmail broke again

Postby rtrev on Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:52 am

xircon wrote:
rtrev wrote:
xircon wrote:Mine works - is it the same as yours?:
http://pastebin.com/Kdd1Rg5m


Sorry, I can't get to anything that makes sense on this URL you gave. It says something about "Pastebin.com Unknown Paste ID".


Hmmm, will try again, wouldn't work last night in code tags (and won't work today):

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1286239/checkgmail.pl

http://pastebin.com/k4L45d7U

Hopefully dropbox to the rescue ;)


Well, I was able to get your dropbox file, but I have never seen a file like that associated with checkgmail. Not sure where to look. Presumed all checkgmail files would be under ~/.checkgmail but apparently such is not the case.

Having a problem with "Mail Checker Plus for Google Mail" also. This morning was the first time I started the browser with it installed, and I got two pop-ups warning that my session wasn't saved properly and do I want to restore. Happens every time now.

I'm not very good at this stuff, am I? :oops:
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Re: checkgmail broke again

Postby xircon on Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:55 am

Save the file, make it executable and launch it. Right click the icon in the taskbar and set it up. If you like it, add it to your start programs.
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Re: checkgmail broke again

Postby rtrev on Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:57 am

xircon wrote:Save the file, make it executable and launch it. Right click the icon in the taskbar and set it up. If you like it, add it to your start programs.


Um, okay, I'll try that.. but I've been using checkgmail for years and have never had to do anything like this. :?:
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Re: checkgmail broke again

Postby rtrev on Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:01 am

Nope, doesn't work. If I run in terminal, it says unable to find gmail.ik and if I run normally it just pops up the same error I've been getting lately.. an authentication error where my username/password fail. Hmm!
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Re: checkgmail broke again

Postby xircon on Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:04 am

Hmmm indeed, seems like it something deeper that is the problem. If I launch from terminal:
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 /home/molly/scripts/checkgmail.pl
Warning: Crypt::Simple not found ...
Warning: Crypt::Blowfish not found ...
Warning: FreezeThaw not found ...

CheckGmail requires the above packages for password encryption
Please download and install from CPAN (http://search.cpan.org) if you want to use this feature ...

Warning: Gtk2::Sexy not found ...

CheckGmail uses Gtk2::Sexy for clickable URLs in mail messages
Please download and install from CPAN (http://search.cpan.org) if you want to use this feature ...
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Re: checkgmail broke again

Postby xircon on Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:07 am

Can you ping mail.google.com?
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Re: checkgmail broke again

Postby rtrev on Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:08 am

And I get:

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CheckGmail uses Gtk2::Sexy for clickable URLs in mail messages
Please download and install from CPAN (http://search.cpan.org) if you want to use this feature ...

Unable to find gmail_ik ... full message text won't work :(


Yeah, something is broken somewhere. Thanks for your help though! Puzzling. :wink:
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Re: checkgmail broke again

Postby rtrev on Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:11 am

xircon wrote:Can you ping mail.google.com?


Oh yes. I'm *using* mail.google.com in my normal Gmail usage, which works just fine. It's only the notifier which recently broke.

Whoops, have to hold off a few minutes.. got warned I couldn't post another reply so soon after my last. Must be an anti-spam measure.
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Re: checkgmail broke again

Postby xircon on Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:12 am

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Re: checkgmail broke again

Postby rtrev on Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:18 am



Wow, I thought we had it that time, but...

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OK to update to new version via 'sudo mv checkgmail /usr/bin/'?(Y/n)> Y
chmod a+x checkgmail
sudo mv checkgmail /usr/bin/
[sudo] password for bob:

Restarting checkgmail ...
Warning: Gtk2::Sexy not found ...

CheckGmail uses Gtk2::Sexy for clickable URLs in mail messages
Please download and install from CPAN (http://search.cpan.org) if you want to use this feature ...

Unable to find gmail_ik ... full message text won't work :(

Unable to find gmail_ik ... full message text won't work :(

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Maybe today isn't my day for trying these things. :roll: DO appreciate your help though!!
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Re: checkgmail broke again

Postby xircon on Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:23 am

Try sudo checkgmail -update worked for me.

This script is exactly the same as mine I think, but I poached mine of the web and didn't install it from the repo. The repo version brings up the same config dialog! But my password is now encrypted because I installed the repo version and dependancies, oh well :)
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