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Old 08-06-2010, 04:38 AM   #1
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fetchmail and fetchmailconf


I have Ubuntu and I want to setup a mailserver.
I use fetchmail to fetch mail But I wanted to configure fetchmail with fetchmailconf. I know, I can edit the configfile, but I wanted to use fetchmailconf. According to the man of fetchmail, fetchmailconf is very handy.

In synaptic, I installed fetchmail 6.3.2.2Ubuntu2.3 and I wanted to install fetchmailconf 6.3.2.2Ubuntu2 : well it didnt work
fetchmailconf 6.3.2.2Ubuntu2 needs fetchmail 6.3.2.2Ubuntu2. So, no worries: I searched the internet for fetchmailconf 6.3.2.2Ubuntu2.3, but I couldn't find any. Same with fetchmail6.3.2.2Ubuntu2

First of all, I want to flame synaptic for supplying 2 different versions for 2 pieces of software that only work with eachother.

Seond: where can I find 2 matching versions? Or fix synaptic or maybe someone has a really cool sollution?
 
Old 08-16-2010, 08:05 AM   #2
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Personally why anyone would use a graphical interface for a simple tool like fetchmail is beyond me but each to their own... anyway why not just uninstall whatever you have installed for fetchmail and follow this for a fresh installation:

Open a terminal and type:

Quote:

sudo apt-get install fetchmail
sudo apt-get install fetchmailconf
Let me know what happens after you have run this. Provide screen dumps if it fails.

Rgds
 
Old 08-17-2010, 03:00 AM   #3
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I like synaptic I can search if a packagde exists. And I can see what I do.

Code:
sudo apt-get install fetchmail
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
fetchmail is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Code:
sudo apt-get install fetchmailconf
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  fetchmailconf: Depends: fetchmail (= 6.3.2-2ubuntu2) but 6.3.2-2ubuntu2.3 is to be installed
E: Broken packages
Like I said: fetchmail = 6.3.2-2ubuntu2 but fetchmailconf = 6.3.2-2ubuntu2.3

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Old 08-17-2010, 03:24 AM   #4
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Before blaming your package manager, could you post your sources.list?

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Old 08-18-2010, 08:40 AM   #5
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My sources list looks like this:

Code:
deb-src http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-updates main restricted
deb-src http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-updates main restricted

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'universe'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team. deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper universe main restricted multiverse
# deb-src http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper universe 
## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted
# deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security universe
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security universe
This is /etc/apt/sources.list

Thanx for your time so far

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Old 08-18-2010, 08:04 PM   #6
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At first glance your sources.list looks reasonably sane to me... if we traveled 4 years
back in time. On closer inspection it looks like you may be missing a line like:

Code:
deb http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper main restricted
Anyway, I strongly suggest to upgrade your system.
If you don't plan to upgrade your system it would be useful if you could post the output of t he following command.

Code:
apt-cache policy fetchmail fetchmailconf
Evo2.
 
Old 08-20-2010, 04:11 AM   #7
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4 years back in time? Back to the future! I edited the /etc/apt/sourcelist

Update like in apt-get dist-upgrade? Ok, np

Quote:
Originally Posted by evo2 View Post
At first glance your sources.list looks reasonably sane to me... if we traveled 4 years
back in time. On closer inspection it looks like you may be missing a line like:

Code:
deb http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper main restricted
Anyway, I strongly suggest to upgrade your system.
If you don't plan to upgrade your system it would be useful if you could post the output of t he following command.

Code:
apt-cache policy fetchmail fetchmailconf
Evo2.
Thanx for the advice.
 
Old 08-20-2010, 04:17 AM   #8
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Make sure you check the online release notes and upgrade instructions for your distro.

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
Old 08-20-2010, 04:57 AM   #9
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I have put the line in /etc/apt/sourcelist, I did an aptget update and I got some erros:

E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

So I typed:
Code:
apt-cache policy fetchmail fetchmailconf
The result:
Code:
fetchmail:
  Installed: 6.3.2-2ubuntu2.3
  Candidate: 6.3.2-2ubuntu2.3
  Version table:
 *** 6.3.2-2ubuntu2.3 0
        500 http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-updates/main Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     6.3.2-2ubuntu2 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper/main Packages
fetchmailconf:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 6.3.2-2ubuntu2
  Version table:
     6.3.2-2ubuntu2 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper/universe Packages
So if I understand correctly, I should remove "archive.ubuntu.com dapper/main Packages" or "archive.ubuntu.com dapper/universe Packages" from my source.list?

This turns out to be more then just a fetchmail/fetchmailconf problem Still wanna help me?
 
Old 08-20-2010, 05:48 AM   #10
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It seems that the problem is that fetchmailconf is from the universe repository which as I understand it, means that it is not actually an official ubuntu package. So it seems that fetchmail was upgraded but the third party (universe) fetchmailconf package was not. So, normally the thing to do would be to file a bug report against fetchmailconf, however there is almost zero chance it will be fixed given that the distro is no longer maintained.

So I think you should either do without fetchmailconf or perform a long overdue upgrade of the system.

Cheers,

Evo2.

PS. It seems that my suggested addition to your sources.list was wrong and should be removed (it cause the new error message).
 
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:52 AM   #11
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oops, I already did a dist-upgrade.
Is that bad? Linux still runs, even after a restart, but I am a bit worried now.

Furthermore, fetchmailconf works. Well, it must be started in x hehehe.

So you suspect your first suggestion was wrong. I will look for the new repositories on the internet. Thanx for your advice. Your explanation of the repository is very good. I understand the problem. Thanx alot.
 
Old 08-31-2010, 01:06 AM   #12
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Glad to hear you did the upgrade. You can check that your packages are in a sane state with the following command.

Code:
dpkg --audit
If it returns nothing things should be ok.

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:43 AM   #13
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dpkg --audit didnt give any erros
YOU ROCK! Thanx

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