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kingtas 01-15-2005 04:40 PM

Installing Qmail

I'm trying to install Qmail. This is what I have:

I created the usr/src/redhat directory then ran

rpm -i qmail.1.03-13.src.rpm

now I have to subfolders in that directory- SOURCES and SPECS.

the printed directions I have state to run this command in SPECS:

rpm -bb /qmail.spec

First - -bb is not recognised as an option so I tried to replace it with -i and was told that qmail.spec is not a valid package.

There is a bunch of files in the SOURCES directory, tar.gz...

Anybody have any help for a newbie? Or even a rock solid rpm with directions for installing Qmail will be appreciated.


acid_kewpie 01-15-2005 04:46 PM

don't use a src rpm file, this is, as you may have guessed, source code, not a compiled program. instead go find a i386.rpm version (or i686, i586 etc...) and install that.

david_ross 01-15-2005 04:52 PM

Qmail is only distrubuted in source form.

The best way to install is to get the netqmail tar file from:

Then follow one of these tutorials:

kingtas 01-15-2005 04:52 PM

No, I didn't know that. I never linked the src with source code. As I said, I'm new to linux. But now I know something else about it.

While we're at it...

What does a package that contains .arc or .noarch mean?

and what do I replace that with? I have a P2 400MHz.


acid_kewpie 01-15-2005 04:57 PM

/me is a fool. ok ok ok....

do what david said....

never seen a .arc file before... maybe just a certain providers suffix, e.g. dag and fr. noarch though, that means that it is architectuure independent, normally implying that there is no compiled content, only scripted langauges, e.g perl or python.

david_ross 01-15-2005 05:14 PM

The source only thing isn't 100% true but DJB would likely come after you with a big stick ;) - see:

nima_azad 02-28-2005 11:11 AM

Hi all
I recently install qmail server in my mandrake 10.1 according to instruction in
and it works good but i need your help to solve my problem , let me explain what i mean:

I have my server in our factory intranet and we have null IP address in our computer( and if we want to connect to internet we have to connect via our factory's proxy server and as i have my internal server i can have my website and web mail inside of intranet but my question was that is it possible send email via my internal server (with null IP) and with HTTP_PROXY_SERVER or not , it would be appreciate if can help me please give me your comment by my address
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don't forget i am new in linux!

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