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The NeoMutt RPMs are published in a COPR. This is a public repository run by Richard Russon (FlatCap) <rich@flatcap.org>


The instructions work for all versions of Fedora. The commands should be run as root, or prefixed with sudo.

“dnf-plugins-core” will probably already be installed.

dnf install dnf-plugins-core
Package dnf-plugins-core.noarch is already installed, skipping.
Dependencies resolved.
Nothing to do.

Next, enable the NeoMutt COPR:

dnf copr enable flatcap/neomutt

You will be shown a warning, which you need to say yes to:

You are about to enable a Copr repository. Please note that this
repository is not part of the main Fedora distribution, and quality
may vary.

The Fedora Project does not exercise any power over the contents of
this repository beyond the rules outlined in the Copr FAQ at
<https://fedorahosted.org/copr/wiki/UserDocs#WhatIcanbuildinCopr>, and
packages are not held to any quality or security level.

Please do not file bug reports about these packages in Fedora
Bugzilla. In case of problems, contact the owner of this repository.

Do you want to continue? [y/N]:

Finally, install the NeoMutt package:

dnf install neomutt

During the installation, dnf will ask you to verify the public key of the package. Check that fingerprint exactly matches the one shown below, then say yes. This step only has to be done once – for the first install.

Importing GPG key 0xFACB00B1:
 Userid     : "flatcap_NeoMutt (None) <flatcap#NeoMutt@copr.fedorahosted.org>"
 Fingerprint: 654D 24A3 6315 9304 787B 8F9B FC43 0E26 FACB 00B1
 From       : https://copr-be.cloud.fedoraproject.org/results/flatcap/neomutt/pubkey.gpg
Is this ok [y/N]:

Well done! You’ve just installed NeoMutt.

Alternative install

An alternative way to install NeoMutt is to download the rpm directly from the server (and verify it using the public key).


gpg2 --with-fingerprint pubkey.gpg
pub   rsa2048 2016-04-10 [SCEA] [expires: 2021-04-09]
      654D 24A3 6315 9304 787B  8F9B FC43 0E26 FACB 00B1
uid           flatcap_NeoMutt (None) <flatcap#NeoMutt@copr.fedorahosted.org>


Once NeoMutt is installed, it will be updated automatically when you perform system updates. You can make that happen sooner by running:

dnf update


To completely remove NeoMutt from your system:

dnf remove neomutt
dnf copr remove flatcap/neomutt
Repository successfully removed.

If, instead, you would like to downgrade to Mutt:

dnf install --allowerasing mutt
 Package      Arch     Version                 Repository          Size
 mutt         x86_64   5:1.8.0-1.fc25          updates            1.4 M
 neomutt      x86_64   5:1.8.0-20170225.fc25   @flatcap-neomutt   7.6 M

Building from source

These instructions will help you install all the dependencies you’ll need to build NeoMutt from the source code.

  1. The best way to get the latest source code is to use git.
  2. Minimum tools you need to build NeoMutt
  3. Generate the documentation
  4. Advanced features of NeoMutt
  5. Local caching of emails
dnf install git
dnf install gcc libidn-devel ncurses-devel slang-devel gettext-devel tcl tar
dnf install docbook-dtds docbook-style-xsl libxslt lynx
dnf install cyrus-sasl-devel gnutls-devel gpgme-devel krb5-devel notmuch-devel
dnf install tokyocabinet-devel kyotocabinet-devel lmdb-devel

Now you can follow the guide for building NeoMutt.


These instructions will help you install all the dependencies you’ll need to debug NeoMutt.

dnf install cgdb
dnf debuginfo-install bzip2-libs cyrus-sasl-lib glib2 gmime gmp gnutls gpgme
dnf debuginfo-install keyutils-libs krb5-libs kyotocabinet-libs libassuan libblkid
dnf debuginfo-install libcom_err libcrypt-nss libffi libgcc libgpg-error libidn
dnf debuginfo-install libidn2 libmount libselinux libstdc++ libtalloc libtasn1
dnf debuginfo-install libunistring libuuid lmdb-libs lzo ncurses-libs nettle
dnf debuginfo-install notmuch nss-softokn-freebl p11-kit pcre pcre2 tokyocabinet
dnf debuginfo-install xapian-core-libs xz-libs zlib

Now you can follow the guide for debugging NeoMutt.

cgdb may suggest installing more debuginfo packages.

Instructions last checked: 2017-12-01 by @flatcap

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