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Old 04-07-2004, 12:17 AM   #1
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uninstall mailfilter [how to?]


hi there,

i need to uninstall mailfilter from our RH9 server, but there dont seem to be any directions on how to do this. is it because its so simple a fishhead could do it while it was being boiled or did they forget that not everyones a linux guru???

the more i get into this server the more confusing and time consuming it becomes...

cheers anyway...
 
Old 04-09-2004, 07:01 AM   #2
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Are you using Sendmail or what server?
The mail filtering, where does it come from? Is it standard filters or a third party application?
 
Old 04-12-2004, 06:15 PM   #3
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hi, yes we are using sendmail. the filtering was installed by a guy that was looking after things b4 me, and as far as i can tell it he installed a program called mailfilter-0.6. its supposed to check email headers but deletes stuff outright at times...i've stopped it from running but the IT manager wants it removed....

any help appreciated
 
Old 04-13-2004, 02:34 AM   #4
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Question is how it was installed.
If it is a rpm package (check with rpm -q mailfilter) then you can easily uninstallit using.
rpm -e mailfilter

Otherwise there is a more troublesome task to uninstall it since .tar.gz doesn't leave uninstall files. At least it's not common.
The way .tar.gz files use to be uninstalled i using the make command, like make uninstall, but that requires you to have the source folder left.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 04:43 PM   #5
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oh, ok. cheers for that info.

the output of the rpm cmd is "package mailfilter is not installed"
& a "locate mailfilter | grep rpm" comes up with nothing whereas "locate mailfilter | grep .tar" comes up with 2 files, a .tar & a .tar.gz - so i guess ive got the "troublesome task" as u say.
my next question would have to be how do i find the source folder? there only seems to be one location that is; /root/mailfilter that does not have any file extensions after it - i'm assuming this is the one? when i change to this directory and run the cmd "make mailfilter uninstall i get; "make:***No rule to make target 'mailfilter'. Stop."
 
Old 04-13-2004, 05:10 PM   #6
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Probably you don't have the source directory left on the system.
Maybe you can untar the .tar.gz file you found, for example in /tmp directory.
Then cd to /tmp/mailfilter...
try make uninstall
That might work.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 05:53 PM   #7
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thanks for the reply, unfortunitally it did not work...have just been asked to do a fresh install of RH9 on a new machine to replace the one we're using - man this is going to be fun esp. since i know jack about linux....

thanks again
 
  


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