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Old 01-23-2004, 03:26 PM   #1
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Question simple qmail question for RedHat9 server


Hello
I use the whereis and locate commands to see if qmail is already installed on my system
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[kaloian@Cuba kaloian]$ whereis qmail
qmail:
[kaloian@Cuba kaloian]$ locate qmail
/var/mailman/tests/bounces/qmail_01.txt
/etc/log.d/conf/services/qmail.conf
/etc/log.d/scripts/services/qmail
[kaloian@Cuba kaloian]$
Does this mean it is installed or not? In the future, how can I check if I have a program installed? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-23-2004, 04:10 PM   #2
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Hmmm I think your doing things fine, i'd do a locate -u as root and then see if you get different results but from what I can see it's not installed...

Have you read the INSTALL file, i had no problems at all installing QMail as that file was really helpful

Also, when you install QMail there are sometimes a couple of patches you need to install.. They are the errno patch and the ucspi patch...

Try reinstalling it following the INSTALL
 
Old 01-24-2004, 06:48 AM   #3
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Code:
[root@Cuba kaloian]# locate -u qmail
[root@Cuba kaloian]#
:P
hehe so I guess its not installed yet? I just want to understand if it is or not, so I know If I should download&configure it. Peace
 
Old 01-24-2004, 07:09 AM   #4
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Ummmm no.....


Code:
[root@darkside root]# locate -u
[root@darkside root]#locate qmail
Other wise it's just updating the database
 
Old 01-24-2004, 11:20 AM   #5
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hehe I did it again and it shows the same results
It seems I dont have it but I wonder what are those files?
Peace
 
Old 01-24-2004, 04:26 PM   #6
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The /var/mailman/tests/bounces/qmail_01.txt I have no idea about but tthe other 2 seem to be log rotation scripts - always handy when theres nothing to rotate huh

If locate -u doesn't find anything else i'm 99.9% sure you can delete them then install qmail.

Good luck and if ya need a hand setting up QMail just yell out
 
Old 01-25-2004, 01:31 AM   #7
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For red hat, to see if anything is installed (and get the package number):
rpm -qa | grep packagename
Substitute the package name such as qmail for package name.

If you use locate, programs will not show up until the database is periodically updated by a cron job so could miss very recently installed programs.
 
Old 01-25-2004, 01:57 AM   #8
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For red hat, to see if anything is installed (and get the package number):
rpm -qa | grep packagename
Substitute the package name such as qmail for package name.
No, that's only correct if the package has been installed by RPM, I think Belize is building it from source so it won't work like that...

But yeah that's a good one to remember - also if you do the following you get the same result:

Code:

[root@darkside]# grep <PACKAGE> /var/log/rpmpkgs
 
  


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