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Old 08-04-2006, 08:48 AM   #1
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Anything special with FC 5 in relation to Openwebmail

I have just installed Fedora core 5. And I have configured OpenWebmail which Inormally use. I have done it before on FC 2 and FC 4 without any problems.

I normally follow the following steps:

1. cd /var/www
tar -zxvBpf openwebmail-X.XX.tar.gz
mv data/openwebmail html/
rmdir data

2. cd /var/www/cgi-bin/openwebmail/etc

modify auth_unix.conf from defaults/auth_unix.conf
a. set passwdfile_encrypted to '/etc/shadow'
b set passwdmkdb to 'none'

modify openwebmail.conf
a. set mailspooldir to '/var/spool/mail'
b. set ow_htmldir to '/var/www/html/openwebmail'
set ow_cgidir to '/var/www/cgi-bin/openwebmail'
c. set spellcheck to '/usr/bin/ispell -a -S -w "-" -d @@@DICTIONARY@@@ -p @@@PDICNAME@@@'
d. change default_signature for your need
e. other changes you want

3. add
/var/log/openwebmail.log {
/usr/bin/killall -HUP syslogd
to /etc/logrotate.d/syslog to enable logrotate on openwebmail.log

4. execute /var/www/cgi-bin/openwebmail/ --init

I follow these steps after installing, MIME-Base64, libnet-1.19, and Text-Iconv

After step 4 above I entered url


I then get the following error message:
Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator, root@<mydomain> and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


httpd is running fine. However the httpd error_log complains as follows:

[Thu Aug 03 19:24:39 2006] [error] [client <client-IP>] Premature end of script headers:

My question: is there anything special with FC 5 with respect to OpenWebmail


Last edited by hosea; 08-05-2006 at 03:04 AM.



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