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Old 01-29-2009, 10:51 AM   #1
dejavoo
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SquirrelMail 1.4.6 on Redhat Linux 9


Hi,
Am a newbie to the linux enviroment.I successfully configured a dns on redhat linux 9 using a simple command guide.But i had some issues configuring squirrelmail.I downloaded it and suceefully extracted it and it was installed,using ls command to view it.If i issue the command:
mv /root/squirrelmail/* ./html/
This is the response i always receive

mv:can't stat source /root/squirrelmail/*

I would highly if you guys can help me out.thanks.................
 
Old 01-29-2009, 10:56 AM   #2
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Are you sure the /root/squirrelmail/* location exists? Note that Linux is case sensitive: if there is some upper-case character in the directory name, your command fails for this reason. If in doubt, just post the output of
Code:
ls -ld /root
to let us take a look.
 
Old 01-29-2009, 11:34 AM   #3
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Squirrelmail Redhat Linux 9

here is my output after issuing the command ls -ld /root
drwxr-x--- 9root root 4096 Jan 29 17:16 /root

Last edited by dejavoo; 01-29-2009 at 11:36 AM. Reason: make correction
 
Old 01-29-2009, 11:36 AM   #4
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Uh oh... sorry for this... I made a typo, please... the command is
Code:
ls -ld /root/*
 
Old 01-29-2009, 12:38 PM   #5
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Squirrelmail Redhat Linux 9

here is my output after issuing the command ls -ld /root/*


-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1494 Jan 24 20:08 /root/anaconda-ks.cfg
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 21439 Jan 24 20:07 /root/install.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3816 Jan 24 20:06 /root/install.log.syslog
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 24 17:15 /root/RPM
 
Old 01-29-2009, 12:51 PM   #6
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As you can see, there is no squirrelmail directory under /root. So maybe you have to find where exactly the squirrelmail has been installed. How did you install it, anyway? Building from source (that is did you performed the ./configure && make && make install step) OR by a RPM package?

I guess the second possibility. If this is the case just do
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rpm -ql squirrelmail
to find out where the installed files have been placed.
 
Old 01-29-2009, 01:01 PM   #7
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here is the result of the command: rpm -ql squirrelmail

package squirrelmail is not installed

if that is the case,what command do i need to install the rpm package.thanks.........................
 
Old 01-29-2009, 05:14 PM   #8
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I downloaded it and successfully extracted it and it was installed,using ls command to view it.
Well, I cannot follow you anymore. You stated that successfully installed it, but now it is not clear what did you install. Can you post the exact name of the file you downloaded (and where it comes from) and the procedure used for installation? Have you followed some guide on-line?
 
Old 01-29-2009, 05:59 PM   #9
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might try to find anything in regards to squirrelmail on your system. Like doing the following.
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find / -name '*squirrelmail*'
 
Old 01-29-2009, 07:42 PM   #10
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BTW, if that really is RH9 (codename shrike) and not RH Fedora 9, its obsolete ie hasn't been updated in yrs, so open to exploits and will likely not run modern apps (& HW).
You can check by running

uname -a

at the cmd line. If the kernel isn't 2.6 I STRONGLY recommend you update.
 
Old 01-29-2009, 07:51 PM   #11
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BTW, if that really is RH9 (codename shrike) and not RH Fedora 9, its obsolete ie hasn't been updated in yrs, so open to exploits and will likely not run modern apps (& HW).
You can check by running

uname -a

at the cmd line. If the kernel isn't 2.6 I STRONGLY recommend you update.
I agree; either use CentOS or Fedora

-C
 
Old 01-29-2009, 11:35 PM   #12
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redhat linux 9 has not had a SECURITY update since 2003
FOR your peace of mind ( and ours there are open exploits in rh9 )
install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 ( or the free CeonOS 5.2) or fedora 9 or 10
 
Old 01-30-2009, 03:19 AM   #13
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Squirrelmail Redhat Linux 9

here is the guide link i used for the squirrelmail:
http://www.xenocafe.com/tutorials/li...uirrelmail.php
 
Old 01-30-2009, 03:41 AM   #14
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if you installed version 1.4.6 it is hopelessly outdated 1.4.17 is the current

but i don't think it will run on such an OLD os as rh9
the reason this did not work
"rpm -ql squirrelmail" is you installed from a tar ball and did not use rpm .
but if you want to use the equivalent of win 98 in a vista world , go ahead and use rh9
 
Old 01-31-2009, 07:39 AM   #15
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Squirrelmail on linux 9

hi,
have downloaded squirrelmail-1.4.17.And i used the command tar zxf squirremail-1.4.17.tar.gz to extract it.So hw do i use RPM to install it.Thanks......................
 
  


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