Installation: Debian and Ubuntu
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This page describes how to install sup from both repositories and rubygems on recent versions of Ubuntu and Debian.
You might want to prepend commands with sudo where root access is needed.
Install from repository
sup-mail Debian package is as simple as
apt-get install sup-mail
Note that the
sup binary is renamed to
sup-mail in the Debian package.
Install from rubygems
Install required system packages
apt-get install build-essential libncursesw5-dev uuid-dev zlib1g-dev
Install Ruby, Rubygems, and Rake
Install Sup via rubygems
gem install sup # sudo is not needed if not using system ruby
Note: On a freshly set-up Debian 8.1 with a virgin ruby installation, you might get an error while trying to install the latest version of Sup, which is thanks to a missing library (xapian). Easily fixed by fetching the native Debian version straight from the repository (
apt-get install ruby-xapian) and running the above commands again ;)
PATH issue on old systems
On Debian 6.0 and lower (and other old Ubuntu systems),
You'll have to manually add
environment variable. Or you'll get an
command not found error when
See New User Guide.
On even older versions of Debian / Ubuntu
See this page if you're on a really old system and previous instructions still doesn't work.