[Bug 242729] mail/openwebmail generates lots of perl errors; some prevent it from working

William Dudley wfdudley at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 18:28:40 UTC 2020

I'll fix openwebmail errors.  I've been doing it to my own installation for
HOW do I submit fixes for openwebmail?  It can't be harder than getting
another webmail working.  (Note: I'm not crapping up the bugzilla log for
the original problem
with this email.)

Speaking of which: roundcube might be nice if it worked.  Sadly, a fresh
install fails DURING post-pkg-install setup, with this error:

Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function filter_var()

A google search finds that others are having this problem.  The roundcube
forum is
apparently down, and a google cached copy of the relevant reply yields this

"This function is part of php-filter extension which is usually enabled.
You're the first person with this disabled/not-installed. I guess, we
should mention that in the INSTALL file." (December 2019)

Sadly, there is no such mention in INSTALL, and I haven't the faintest idea
how to enable this thing.  Freebsd pkg php74-filter is installed.  Is this
an Apache problem?  A php problem?  Beats me.  So there's 60 minutes of my
life I'll never get back.

Bill Dudley

This email is free of malware because I run Linux.

On Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 8:33 AM <bugzilla-noreply at freebsd.org> wrote:

> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=242729
> --- Comment #2 from commit-hook at FreeBSD.org ---
> A commit references this bug:
> Author: crees
> Date: Sun Nov  8 13:33:04 UTC 2020
> New revision: 554462
> URL: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/ports/554462
> Log:
>   This software is unfortunately no longer developed
>   It throws warnings because its syntax is dated, and there are several
>   alternatives.  Most other distributions no longer include openwebmail.
>   Try mail/roundcube instead for a modern and high-quality experience.
>   PR:           ports/242729
> Changes:
>   head/mail/openwebmail/Makefile
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