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Old 12-02-2004, 06:23 PM   #1
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Postfix Installation

I am running RedHat 9. It comes with Postfix 1.11 installed via RPM. However, I would like to install Postfix 2.0.5. I have downloaded the a source tarball and I think I can install it from there, however, how do I have postfix start when the machine boots. I have an idea that a startup script will not be created with the tarball installation. It would only be created with a RPM installation. Is this correct? However, I can not find Postfix 2.0.5 in a RPM.

I guess what I am asking is what is the best way to update to Postfix 2.0.5 and still have an startup script? Right now I do not have one.

Old 12-02-2004, 06:32 PM   #2
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You can just add /path/to/postfix start to rc.local as an ugly hack. The "correct" way would be to install it from a source rpm. The next best thing would be a source install and symlink /path/to/postfix to /etc/rc[3-5].d/postfix.


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