I tried to install dbmail package in my Ubuntu 18.04, But it looks like, the package was long ago removed from the repository.

Is there any other alternative package for dbmail for Ubuntu 18.04?

The package that stores the mail-in database and not in a folder.


I do not see anything named dbmail in standard repositories from 16.04 LTS to 19.10.
But I can find this package only for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (EOL):

# apt-cache policy dbmail
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 2.2.11-1build1
  Version table:
     2.2.11-1build1 0
        500 http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/universe amd64 Packages
     2.2.9-1ubuntu1 0
        500 http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy/universe amd64 Packages

There is no such package for deb-based distros on Repology.
But for example ArchLinux has v3.2.3 from 2019-08-06, so the project is alive.

So we can download, compile and create deb-package of it from official site manually:

cd ~/Downloads
wget http://www.dbmail.org/download/3.2/dbmail-3.2.3.tar.gz
tar -xf dbmail-3.2.3.tar.gz
cd dbmail-3.2.3/

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential devscripts \
automake libsieve2-dev libgmime-2.6-dev libldap2-dev libzdb-dev \
libmhash-dev libevent-dev asciidoc xmlto libpq-dev libsqlite3-dev libssl-dev
# also you need to choose from MySQLDB or MariaDB:
sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient-dev # or libmariadbclient-dev 

rm debian/source/format # disable 3.0 (quilt) format
dpkg-buildpackage -uc -us -d # "-d" to ignore 'missed' automake1.9
# wait it to get compiled

# install the package
sudo apt-get install ../dbmail_*.deb

Then check it

$ dbmail-util -V | head -n1
This is dbmail 3.2.3

Note: I have never used this software, just compiled it to help you.

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