Install TNEF and libwbxml in CentOS and Ubuntu

Install TNEF
Install TNEF

Install TNEF and libwbxml in CentOS and Ubuntu

This post explains how to install TNEF and libwbxml in CentOS and Ubuntu.

TNEF Installation in CentOS

Transport Neutral Encapsulation Format or TNEF is a proprietary email attachment format used by Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange Server. You can install it by downloading the rpm.

CentOS 6
cd /usr/local/src/
rpm -Uvh tnef-1.4.15-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
CentOS 7
cd /usr/local/src/
rpm -Uvh tnef-1.4.15-1.el7.x86_64.rpm

Install TNEF in Ubuntu

TNEF package is available with Ubuntu base repository. You can install it with a single command:

sudo apt remove tnef

Once it is installed verify the installation using the following command.

tnef -V

Sample output:

[root@server ~]# tnef -V
tnef 1.4.15
Copyright (C) 1999-2017 by Mark Simpson
Copyright (C) 1997 by Thomas Boll (original code)
You may redistribute copies of tnef under the terms of the GNU General
Public License. For more information about these matters, see the file
named COPYING.
[root@server ~]#

Install libwbxml in CentOS

The WBXML Library (libwbxml) is used to handle, parse and encode WBXML documents. It is a binary representation of XML which is used to reduce bandwidth in mobile communications. You can install it easily by downloading an rpm package.


cd /usr/local/src/
rpm -Uvh wbxml2-0.9.2-5.el6.x86_64.rpm

Install libwbxml2 in Ubuntu

libwbxml2 package is also available with Ubuntu base repositories. You can simply install it with the following command:

sudo apt install libwbxml2-0

That’s it!

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