On Debian 10 (codename Buster) and later, installing interimap(1) is a single command away:

$ sudo apt install interimap

This document is for those who are running other systems, and/or who wish to install from source.


interimap(1) depends on Perl ≥5.20 and the following Perl modules:

On Debian GNU/Linux systems, the dependencies can be installed with the following command:

$ sudo apt install libconfig-tiny-perl libdbd-sqlite3-perl libnet-ssleay-perl

Additional packages are required in order to run the test suite:

$ sudo apt install dovecot-imapd dovecot-lmtpd openssl procps sqlite3 xxd
$ make test

(The test suite also needs to bind to TCP ports 10024, 10143 and 10993 on the loopback interface.)

Generate documentation

Yet another set of packages is needed to generate the documentation:

$ sudo apt install jq pandoc

Run `make manual` (or just `make`) in order to generate the manpages. You’ll find them at doc/*.[1-9]. Use for instance `man -l doc/interimap.1` in order to read your copy of the interimap(1) manpage.

The HTML documentation can be built with `make html`. HTML files are generated alongside their Markdown source by default, but you can choose another target directory using the HTML_ROOTDIR environment variable (the value of which defaults to ./doc). Moreover the libjs-bootstrap is needed by default for the local CSS file; this can be controlled with the CSS environment variable (the value of which defaults to /usr/share/javascript/bootstrap/css/bootstrap.min.css).

For instance, use

$ env CSS="https://guilhem.org/static/css/bootstrap.min.css" \
	make html

to generate the HTML documentation under directory $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/interimap (which needs to exist) using a remote CSS file.

The doc target generates all documentation, manpages as well as HTML pages.

Build custom Debian packages

Debian GNU/Linux users can also use gbp(1) from git-buildpackage in order to build their own packages:

$ git checkout debian/latest
$ gbp buildpackage

Alternatively, for the development version:

$ git checkout debian/latest
$ git merge master
$ gbp buildpackage --git-force-create --git-upstream-tree=BRANCH