Typically when people recompile vpopmail they do it by running a make clean
or make distclean in the source directory and reconfiguring it.  I've found
this to be just a tad unreliable and I usually erase the source dir, and
untar a "fresh" batch of source to make my new build.  This usually resolves
oddities like you described below.  Also, after a make install-strip
vpopmail will attempt to chown everything with the vpopmail:vchkpw user and
group.  Sometimes to verify (usually for my own sanity more than anything
else) before I run the make install-strip I'll move the ~vpopmail/bin to
~vpopmail/bin.old that way I know that when it installs it won't fail at
attempting to overwrite a file that's currently in use.  I also, before the
make install-strip, stop any pop3 or smtp services that might be using
vpopmail for the same reason.  Give that a shot.


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 8:01 AM
To: Clayton Weise
Subject: [vchkpw] Re: domain problem

Thanks for the great help.  I am now able to receive mail and check it with 
sqwebmail.  I do still notice one thing.  When I first installed on the new 
box, vpopmail user and group was #97.  It was #89 on the first box so I 
changed it to #89 on the new box after noticing problems.  Now I have 
reconfigured and reinstalled vpopmail, sqwebmail, vqadmin, and qmailadmin so

they will all 'see' the new user number.  When I look at 
/var/qmail/usera/assign I see than when I create new domains the user/group 
is #97. Also, if I ls -all /home/vpopmail/domains I see the user and group 
is 97 and not 'vopmail' or something. I can't login with qmailadmin either, 
any domain or account.  Please help, I'm loosing it, : ). 

Clayton Weise writes: 

> In /var/qmail/users/assign.  You'll notice that the uid/gid of 
> vpopmail is in that file, change it to the new uid/gid of the vpopmail 
> user then run /var/qmail/bin/qmail-newu
> -Clayton
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jake [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 1:30 PM
> Subject: [vchkpw] domain problem 
> I installed vpopmail on a server, then moved to a new box and moved 
> data
> over. 1 thing i missed was the user account, the vpopmail user was 97 on 
> one box and is 89 on the other. I have a domain that I cannot add or 
> delete.  I changed the file permissions on the domain's folder but that 
> didn't help. When I do a vdominfo it shows that domain as owned by the old

> user acount, #97. Even if I mv the folder for that domain out of the 
> domains directory, it still shows up in vdominfo.  If I use vdomdel it
> that domain doesn't exist, if I try to create is, it says it's already 
> there.  Where else is virtual domain info kept? 
> --
> jake 

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