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Old 06-18-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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Hi,

I am using RHEL 6 32 bit OS. I want to install Exim in that. I have download same. Now i getting issue in that i m confuse in this step
"tar -xvzf name_of_file.tar.gz

Note: If you are going to use exiscan, look here before continuing.

2) Create a Local/Makefile

When you untared the file a directory was created. Copy /(exim-directory)/scr/EDITME to /(exim-directory)/Local/Makefile. Edit this file to suit your needs. Here is my test setup in short form:"

_________

I am unable to understand that do i need to Copy EDITME file from src and then paste it into Local drictory. As i have crosscked and found that in Local folder there is no Makefile directory. Do i need to copy same or waht. Kindly help me in that.
 
Old 06-19-2012, 07:10 AM   #2
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To help us help you, please post the exact url of the file you downloaded, and where did you find the Note you quoted.

Also, as you seem trying to compile exim yourself, why not install a package of exim for RHEL 6 instead?
 
Old 06-19-2012, 12:12 PM   #3
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Hi,

I have follow the stpes from this site
http://www.flatmtn.com/article/setting-exim#Exim4-1

and i downloaded exim from
ftp://exim.inode.at/exim/exim4/
exim-4.80.tar.gz
 
Old 06-19-2012, 01:25 PM   #4
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I don't understand why you want to use exim instead of postfix. In this file included in RHEL 6 documentation it is said:
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4.9.2. Exim
Exim has been removed from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Postfix is the default and recommended MTA.
The document "Setting up exim" which you refer to date back December 8th, 2004. That's pretty old and it is about exim 4.2, not exim 4.8 that you downloaded

Anyhow, in both the aforementioned document and exim-4.80/src/EDITME you are told to first make a directory called Local in the distribution directory, then put a copy of exim-4.80/src/EDITME in it, renamed as Makefile, and edit this Makefile before running the "make" command.

Let's suppose you downloaded the exim-4.80.tar.gz in your home directory (I'll call it /home/gaurvrishi), the tar command will have created the directory /home/gaurvrishi/exim-4.80. Then do this:
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mkdir /home/gaurvrishi/exim-4.80/Local
cp /home/gaurvrishi/exim-4.80/src/EDITME /home/gaurvrishi/exim-4.80/Local/Makefile
cd /home/gaurvrishi/exim-4.80/Local
Now you can edit the Makefile.

Anyhow I am not sure at all that exim-4.80 can be compiled easily in RHEL 6 and my advise still is to install postfix instead, following instructions given on Red Hat's web site.

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 06-19-2012 at 01:27 PM.
 
Old 06-20-2012, 12:09 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot for your kindly advice. I really very much appreciate.

Can u please guide me last more thing. As you are saying that Exim is older version. so kindly provide me the complete step to configure in RHEL 6 32 bits. If possible can you please give me the direct link from where i can download the package for same.

Hope you can help me.

Thanks
 
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I didn't say exim is older version but the document linked to in your last post is, that is to say http://www.flatmtn.com/article/setting-exim#Exim4-1.

exim-4.80 is the most recent release at time of writing.

In addition to what is said in exim-4.80/src/EDITME, all the information you need to configure exim is included in the ftp://exim.inode.at/exim/exim4/ directory, just look at the pdf or html files in it.

To get and install exim package just follow what is said in this page: http://unixrob.blogspot.fr/2012/05/r...with-exim.html. This way you won't have to compile it yourself.
 
  


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