Starting it from the command line showed (wrapped for your reading pleasure):
** (claws-mail:9938): WARNING **: plugin loading error:
cannot open shared object file:
No such file or directory
Uhm, yes. This is an 64bit system, so the plugins are installed in /usr/lib64/claws-mail/...
Two possible solutions to the problem came into my mind.
- creating a softlink from /usr/lib64/claws-mail to /usr/lib/claws-mail
- changing the configuration
The second method was actually easier, and is probably more future-proof (If I reinstall the machine, I might forget to create that link...)
I checked the config file in
~/.claws-mail/clawsrcand found a section
I simply duplicated the plugins and substituted /usr/lib with /usr/lib64. As a result, I now get the "plugin loading error"-lines on both machines, because the i586 can only find the plugins in /usr/lib and the x86-64 only those in /usr/lib64, but since claws-mail does not really care and just works, I also just ignore them.
It will be interesting what happens once I use the GUI to add another plugin, but I will care for that when it happens :)