Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 12-02-2004, 05:23 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Oklahoma
Distribution: Redhat
Posts: 25

Rep: Reputation: 15
Postfix Installation

I am running RedHat 9. It comes with Postfix 1.11 installed via RPM. However, I would like to install Postfix 2.0.5. I have downloaded the a source tarball and I think I can install it from there, however, how do I have postfix start when the machine boots. I have an idea that a startup script will not be created with the tarball installation. It would only be created with a RPM installation. Is this correct? However, I can not find Postfix 2.0.5 in a RPM.

I guess what I am asking is what is the best way to update to Postfix 2.0.5 and still have an startup script? Right now I do not have one.

Old 12-02-2004, 05:32 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Third rock from the Sun
Distribution: NetBSD-2, FreeBSD-5.4, OpenBSD-3.[67], RHEL[34], OSX 10.4.1
Posts: 1,197

Rep: Reputation: 46
You can just add /path/to/postfix start to rc.local as an ugly hack. The "correct" way would be to install it from a source rpm. The next best thing would be a source install and symlink /path/to/postfix to /etc/rc[3-5].d/postfix.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
postfix installation on suse with smtp authentication murattas Linux - Software 0 05-03-2005 11:16 AM
FC3 - Postfix Installation coder22 Fedora 1 02-27-2005 03:16 PM
Question about Postfix installation Jason_zwf Debian 0 08-14-2004 09:02 AM
Postfix installation trouble. cirofren Linux - Newbie 0 10-25-2003 08:14 PM
Cyrus, pam_ldap, ldap postfix installation mayankjohri Linux - Software 0 07-18-2002 06:09 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:54 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration