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Old 07-26-2003, 03:06 PM   #1
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how to install exim?


I have read the FAQ in its website. But to tell you the truth, I can not catch what it says very well.

I have to come here to ask for help.

THanks in advance.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 03:15 PM   #2
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read the README file in the source you'ev decompressed. we really can't tell you how to install an entire applicatino just liek that.... maybe if you've got a specific problem we can help, but we won't be able to tell you EVERYTHING, that's a bit daft.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 05:49 PM   #3
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Is Red Flag Linux an rpm based distribution?

But on checking rpmfind, I can see no rpms for exim4
only the old outdated version of exim3.

If it is a distribution based on debian deb files, then
you can get the exim4 deb file from a debian mirror.

Otherwise you need to download exim-4.20.tar.bz2 from www.exim.ORG or a mirror to a directory then

tar xjvf exim-4.20.tar.bz2

and read the README file.

Then you must "create Local/Makefile by copying src/EDITME and making appropriate changes for your site."

Then you should be able to do a make, make install.

After that you have to configure exim, but that is another question.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 06:21 PM   #4
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After checking about RedFlag 4.0 I was going to post almost exactally what you have, Corin.
I would guess that is using RPM as the package manager, but how easy it is to install Red Hat software would remain to be seen.

The easiest way to install new Linux software is by using the precompiled packages, perhaps RPMs. You need to read about other needed packages (dependicies), if any, and install them also.
You may consider building the package from source yourself if either the RPM does not install correctly or, as Corin mentions, the RPM is an older version than you wish to use.

It may be easier for you to discuss your RedFlag specific issues on their forum, such as how to install software and the best place to find software packages for RedFlag.

Good Luck.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 07:20 PM   #5
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by 2damncommon
I would guess that is using RPM as the package manager, but how easy it is to install Red Hat software would remain to be seen.

True, but it surely that is not relevant in this case since RedHat does not have an exim rpm (since RedHat has stuck with sendmail) and that rpmfind only knows about obsolete exim3 rpms.

So unless you can suggest where else to check for an exim4 rpm (which I would like to know because I an only familiar with rpmfind.net).

The only alternative to using an rpm, would be to install alien, get the Debian deb package for exim4, use alien to convert it to an rpm, and then install it with rpm --Uvh exim4_whatever.rpm.

The nice (or in my case annoying feature) of the debian exim4
installation is that it is a black box configuration routine for pre-defined cases (single machine, satellite, smarthost).

But whatever you think about that, for the biggest number of packages available, Debian is the distribution to use, with over
12 000 packages available.

And it is most certainly not just a case of

"never mind the quality, feel the width."
 
Old 07-27-2003, 12:10 AM   #6
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In fact ,In the redflag forum there is so little threats. And some people are not friendly like you do here. Maybe they do not know how to solve the problems, or something else.

I do learn a lot from this forum. Thank you all very much.
 
Old 07-27-2003, 12:19 AM   #7
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To bad the RedFlag forum is not helpful.
I was not trying to chase you out of this forum, as it is very good; but I thought you might be able to ask at least RedFlag questions there.
In the little reading I did about RedFlag it seems it has sendmail by default. Had you wanted to use exim instead for whatever reason? Did you already have a package to install? Are you familar with installing packages on Linux?
 
Old 07-27-2003, 12:44 AM   #8
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Yes, redflag has sendmail by default. but there is something wrong with its sendmail. when I write a new mail. I cant mail it out. It just tells me that it cannot make /usr/sbin/sendmail work.
I ask the problem in the official forum, but there is no answer.
 
Old 07-27-2003, 01:07 AM   #9
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Are you wanting to run your own mailserver or just send and receive mail through your internet provider?
It sounds like you may just need to start the sendmail daemon and check the configuration files after reading the documentation.
 
Old 07-27-2003, 01:15 AM   #10
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I jusr want to send and receive mails.

And now I have solve the problem.

Thank you for your kindness.
 
Old 07-28-2003, 02:38 PM   #11
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As a mark of your appreciation, you really should tell us what you did to solve your problem. We can learn something from you too!
 
Old 07-28-2003, 02:59 PM   #12
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In fact, I failed to install the exim. But I repaired my sengmail

I just re-configured the default settings. I delted them and ...
 
  


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