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Old 04-01-2003, 02:04 AM   #1
georgeh
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Unhappy Sendmail on a cripled machine


Hiya all! I have a very crippled RedHat machine that runs SendMail (and only Sendmail). I doesn't have any other software on it. I need to update Sendmail but I can't because I don't have 'make'. I tried to install GCC but RPM keeps complaining about missing dependencies. Does anybody know how to do an install or update on a very crippled machine like mine? Thanks
 
Old 04-01-2003, 04:43 AM   #2
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Some thoughts:
1. Grab some redhat installation cd's , boot them and choose 'update'
2. Get all the dependencie rpm's manually
3. Get apt for rpm
4. Reinstall the whole system with a newer version
 
Old 04-01-2003, 10:21 PM   #3
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Thanks Iceman, i'll give that a try. I'll need to install a CDROM drive but that is not a drama. When you say choose 'update' and 're-install the whole system with a newer version'. Do you mean re-install the OS/Kernel or just SendMail?
 
Old 04-03-2003, 04:43 PM   #4
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I thought you only need make when you need to compile Sendmail.
But if you update it from an already-built version (.rpm), you just
run rpm -U to upgrade it.

That's what I always do.
 
Old 04-03-2003, 04:51 PM   #5
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I meant reinstalling the whole system,to upgrade everything,but you could upgrade sendmail only like bqh said
 
Old 04-03-2003, 05:41 PM   #6
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Thanks for that info. I know that system does not have 'make' on it but it does have RPM. If I run RPM -u do I need to reconfigure anything or will the config file remain?
 
Old 04-03-2003, 06:11 PM   #7
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your config file will stay untouched afaik
 
Old 04-03-2003, 06:13 PM   #8
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Thanks iceman, i'll give it a go today. Fingers Crossed!
 
  


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