Thanks Jason for the hint. I still got the follwoing questions:

On 24.10.2002 6:57 Uhr, "Jason Lim" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> The alternative way, of course, is to use the slightly more out-of-date
> packages that Debian provides.
> Download (or dselect) the qmail-src package in Debian, the run
> "build-qmail" (during installation this will mention this, so don't
> worry).
Can you be a bit mor specific here please.

> After that, grab the vpopmail packages in Debian as well, and install
> those.
Ok, I got the new link of Iain now, so will definitely try that.

> Blam. Apart from some tweaking, you're done.
Can you be more specific on the tweaking? What all did you have to tweak?

> Of course, you don't get the new fancy features that are in the latest
> versions, but it works, and so far for us it has been reliable.
What features will I be missing?

Thanks for your help.


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Phillips" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2002 10:06 AM
> Subject: Re: [vchkpw] Vpopmail Debian
>> Zeno Davatz writes:
>>> So you also suggest not using the binaries from the Debian packages
>>> for my Mail-setup?
>> This is my recommendation for the easiest and best vpopmail setup on
> Debian.
>> This is from memory, so I might be missing something:
>> * Add Gerrit Pape's repository to your apt sources list.  Install the
> qmail
>> package.  This will install qmail, including the necessary uids and
> gids:
>> * Install the qmail-run package.  This will setup qmail as the mail
> transfer
>> agent under daemontools.  This will uninstall exim or whatever MTA you
>> already have installed.
>> * Change the /var/qmail/rc file to deliver to Maildir.  This will break
> mail
>> for local users and cause the mail system not to work as it would on a
>> standard Debian system.  The "mail" program, for example, does not work
> with
>> Maildir.  But for a POP toaster using vpopmail, this doesn't really
> matter.
>> The file should look like this:
>> #!/bin/sh
>> exec env - PATH="/var/qmail/bin:$PATH" \
>>  qmail-start ./Maildir/
>> * By default, the qmail-run package sets up qmail to log to syslog, as
> is
>> standard for Debian.  However, the daemontools method (as setup by
>> qmail-conf) is much better, in my opinion.  Fix the qmail-send and
>> qmail-smtpd services to do this.  qmail-smtpd may already be setup this
> way.
>> In the log directory of the service directory (say
> /service/qmail-send/log),
>> change main to be a symlink to the log directory, say
> /var/log/qmail-send.
>> Change the run script for the log service to be as follows:
>> #!/bin/sh
>> exec setuidgid qmaill multilog t ./main
>> * Install vpopmail from source.  The Debian packages are pretty old and
> seem
>> to be buggy, at least the last time I tried.
>> * Change the run script for qmail-smtpd (/service/qmail-smtpd/run) to
> use
>> vpopmail.  The tcp.smtp.cdb file needs to point to the one in the
> vpopmail
>> home directory (ex. /home/vpopmail/etc/tcp.smtp.cdb).  This step makes
>> POP-before-SMTP work.
>> * Install a qmail-pop3d service.  The easiest way to do this is
> qmail-conf.
>> You could use qmail-conf to redo all the qmail services, but it is
> easier to
>> stick with the ones that qmail-run sets up:
>> * Allow incoming connections to pop3d.  By default, it does not allow
> any
>> connections.  There is an add-client script in
>> /var/qmail/service/qmail-pop3d that can be used.  To simply allow
>> connections from everywhere, create an empty tcp file and run the
> Makefile.
>> You will need to run the Makefile after using add-client.
>> * Change the qmail-pop3d run script to use vpopmail.  It needs to use
> vchkpw
>> as the checkpassword program.  Change this to your vchkpw program (ex.
>> /home/vpopmail/bin/vchkpw).  The parameter to be changed is the second
>> parameter to qmail-popup.
>> * Restart all of the services:
>> svc -t /service/qmail-*
>> * You can make things easier if you add /var/qmail/bin and the vpopmail
> bin
>> directory to root's PATH.
>> --
>> David Phillips <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

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