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Old 08-03-2012, 11:40 AM   #1
kikinovak
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Postfix vs. Sendmail install


Hi,

I'm currently maintaining a dedicated server running Debian Squeeze with - among other services - Postfix and Dovecot. I'm planning to migrate the thing to Slackware 13.37.

One of the things I've never managed to understand - IQ too low I guess - is Sendmail, which is also the default MTA for Slackware. I see SlackBuilds.org has some nice SlackBuilds for both Postfix and Dovecot, so I'll check if I can just use my running configuration from Debian and adapt it on Slackware. Before doing that, one simple question: do I have to remove the 'sendmail' package before installing Postfix? Since both applications do essentially the same, it would seem to me there's some conflict potential. Both Debian and CentOS have some installation helpers which choose the default MTA. What steps do I have to take with Slackware?
 
Old 08-03-2012, 12:37 PM   #2
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I do run Postfix (coming from slackbuilds.org) on my Slackware 13.37 as my IQ is well under sea level

You don't have to remove any package. Just check that /etc/rc.d/sendmail be not executable, which hopefully should be the case.

And once installed, chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.postfix then after configuration "/etc/rc.d/rc.postfix start" (which will be done automatically at next startup). Simple, isn't it ?

PS As surprising as it can seem, configuration files will be located in /etc/postfix.

Comme dit le proverbe "si Didier peut le faire, Kikinovak aussi".

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Old 08-03-2012, 01:00 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot. I'll check it out soon. Cheers from my sunny village in the Gard.
 
  


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