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Old 01-06-2004, 07:27 AM   #1
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how to remove qmail ?

Can anyone please tell me how do i remove(UNINSTALL) qmail from my system(fedora core 1) ?
Old 01-06-2004, 07:46 AM   #2
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How was it installed? If it was from an rpm, use the following to find out the package name

rpm -qa | grep -i qmail


rpm -qf `which qmail`

Assuming it will probably be something like qmail-version.rpm, use the following to remove it...

rpm -e qmail


Last edited by jkobrien; 11-23-2004 at 11:33 AM.
Old 01-06-2004, 11:19 PM   #3
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it wasnt installed from rpm, i built the source myself with instructions in
i grepped for qmail in / and deleted anything i found qmail in.
the system still gives me following:

INIT: cannot execute "/command/svscanboot"
INIT: cannot execute "/command/svscanboot"
INIT: cannot execute "/command/svscanboot"
INIT: cannot execute "/command/svscanboot"
INIT: Id "SV" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
Old 01-07-2004, 01:00 AM   #4
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It looks like you aslo removed the daemontools as well, so you'll want to remove the line
from your /etc/inittab and then 'killall -HUP init' to re-read the inittab and stop the attempts to spawn svscan.

After you get that, make sure you have no leftover processes running such as qmail, tcpserver.

Too bad you had to delete qmail as it's my all-time fave MTA.
Old 01-07-2004, 01:47 AM   #5
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got it done ... thanx !!
Old 11-16-2004, 08:34 AM   #6
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uninstall from redhat

seems like u have found a solution on uninstalling Qmail on Redhat, can you assist me.

Built it from source from qmailrocks


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