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Re: postfix compile error Sergey Ostrovsky Sat Sep 29 13:48:20 2001

On Sat, Sep 29, 2001 at 03:16:02PM +0000, Dave Ayers wrote:
> stuff like that. The only clue to postfix working is that I was
> able to send mail to root and have it appear in
> /var/spool/postfix/maildrop, likewise mail sent by fcron. But I
> have found no way yet to read the messages. Mutt complains that
> the folder is "not a mailbox."

Dave, it looks like you haven't built aliases database.
Also, editing of /etc/postfix/main.cf is a _must_.
Anyway, below are some records I kept for myself ...
BTW, this is my first post to the list using GUIless
tools ( postfix-mutt ), so if something will go awry,
don't blame.


#-------------  postfix-20010228-pl04  --------------#

1. If 'postfix' group and owner do not exist yet, run :

        groupadd -g <n> postfix

        useradd -g postfix -u <n> -c postfix -d/dev/null -s /bin/false postfix

2. Patch makedefs with the following patch :

--- makedefs    Mon Feb 19 19:18:32 2001
+++ makedefs.new        Tue Aug 21 23:36:20 2001
@@ -163,9 +163,9 @@
                if [ -f /usr/include/db.h ]
                    : we are all set
-               elif [ -f /usr/include/db/db.h ]
+               elif [ -f /usr/local/include/db3/db.h ]
-                   CCARGS="$CCARGS -I/usr/include/db"
+                   CCARGS="$CCARGS -I/usr/local/include/db3"
                    # No, we're not going to try db1 db2 db3 etc.
                    # On a properly installed system, Postfix builds
@@ -175,7 +175,7 @@
                    echo "See the RELEASE_NOTES file for more information." 1>&2
                    exit 1
-               SYSLIBS="-ldb"
+               SYSLIBS="-L/usr/local/lib -ldb"
                for name in nsl resolv
                    test -f /usr/lib/lib$name.a && SYSLIBS="$SYSLIBS -l$name"

3. Run

        make makefiles CC=gcc OPT="-O2 -march=i586" DEBUG=


4. Run the interactive script

        make install

        Questions               Answers
        _________               _______

        install_root            /
        tempdir                 /var/spool/postfix-20010228-pl04
        config_directory        /etc/postfix
        daemon_directory        /usr/libexec/postfix
        command_directory       /usr/sbin
        queue_directory         /var/spool/postfix
        sendmail_path           /usr/sbin/sendmail
        newaliases_path         /usr/bin/newaliases
        mailq_path              /usr/bin/mailq
        mail_owner              postfix
        setgid                  no
        manpages                /usr/share/man

5. Set up proper /etc/postfix/main.cf
   and run

        sendmail -bi

   to build /etc/postfix/aliases.db database

6. Run

        sendmail -vvv check

#===  Install Map  ===#

        access                  regexp_table            sample-pcre.cf
        aliases                 relocated               sample-rate.cf
        canonical               sample-aliases.cf       sample-regexp.cf
        install.cf              sample-auth.cf          sample-relocated.cf
        LICENSE                 sample-canonical.cf     sample-resource.cf
        main.cf                 sample-compatibility.cf sample-rewrite.cf
        main.cf.default         sample-debug.cf         sample-smtp.cf
        master.cf               sample-filter.cf        sample-smtpd.cf
        pcre_table              sample-flush.cf         sample-transport.cf
        postfix-script          sample-ldap.cf          sample-virtual.cf
        postfix-script-diff     sample-lmtp.cf          transport
        postfix-script-nosgid   sample-local.cf         virtual
        postfix-script-sgid     sample-misc.cf


        bounce          local           showq
        cleanup         master          smtp
        error           pickup          smtpd
        flush           pipe            spawn
        lmtp            qmgr            trivial-rewrite

        postalias       postfix         postmap
        postcat         postkick        postsuper
        postconf        postlock        sendmail
        postdrop        postlog

        mailq.1         postdrop.1      postlog.1
        newaliases.1    postfix.1       postmap.1
        postalias.1     postkick.1      postsuper.1
        postcat.1       postlock.1      sendmail.1

        access.5        pcre_table.5    transport.5
        aliases.5       regexp_table.5  virtual.5
        canonical.5     relocated.5

        bounce.8        local.8         showq.8
        cleanup.8       master.8        smtp.8
        defer.8         pickup.8        smtpd.8
        error.8         pipe.8          spawn.8
        flush.8         qmgr.8          trivial-rewrite.8
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