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2. Building from source

2.1. Building manitou-mdx and manitou-mgr

manitou-mdx and the associated script manitou-mgr come in a standard Perl source package that can be built and installed by these commands:

 cd /path/to/manitou-mdx-x.y.z
 perl Makefile.PL
 make install

To install in a non-system location /my/path, the invocation would be:

perl Makefile.PL DESTDIR=/my/path PREFIX=''

To configure for a pre-compiled package like those used in system distributions, the invocation would be:

perl Makefile.PL INSTALLDIRS=vendor

2.2. Building manitou (the user interface)

manitou is the program that provides the Mail User Agent functionality in a graphical user interface. It can be built for MS-Windows, Mac OS X and Unix operating systems. For detailed instructions on how to build manitou on different platforms, refer to the wiki.