Charles M. Gerungan wrote:
I really don't see why you would have to recompile qmail, and especially qmail-smtpd. qmail-smtp uses an external password checker like vchkpw. qmail-send bounces the message if it can't find a match.
The vpopmail library is statically linked, so every time you recompile it you have to re-link everything that uses it. Many configuration changes in vpopmail require you to recompile vpopmail... and everything that uses it.
If the patched qmail-smtpd uses the vpopmail library, it needs to be re-linked. If you keep your source available that usually means make; make install. Many makefiles are smart enough not to wipe out your configuration settings, but always have a backup!
Re-compiling this way may be a bit of a hassle, but it allows vpopmail to be much more efficient in day to day operation.