Qmail install success on 1.4; possible package bug?

Tim Darby t-df at timdarby.net
Fri Feb 10 09:04:10 PST 2006

joerg at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Sat, Jan 14, 2006 at 09:22:27PM -0700, Tim Darby wrote:
Thanks for the suggestions!  I installed qmail totally manually, since I
didn't see a DFly package for it.
There is no binary package because it can't be build without patching
and therefore the package is restricted.

I noticed there is a binary package for Qmail now.  Thanks!  I tried it, 
but it seemed to only partially work.  That is, it installed all the 
binaries, but qmail-send failed to start.  Qmail-smtpd and Qmail-pop3d 
do start.  When I looked into what was going on, I found that the 
installer had not created the file /var/qmail/queue/lock/sendmutex. 
Beyond that, it hadn't created any of the subdirectories or files under 
/var/qmail/queue.  After manually creating sendmutex, I found that 
qmail-send still wouldn't start and that's when I noticed that lspawn 
and rspawn, which send depends on, weren't starting either.  I haven't 
had time to figure out the problem with those and they don't give any 
errors when they fail.

Thanks again for the package work,

More information about the Users mailing list