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Re: vmailmgr issue

Heey, glad my memory isn't in as bad of condition as I first thought.  :)

I'm not positive, but I do know that qmail reads a bunch of control files upon startup, and it looks like your error message is stating that the control directory cannot be found.

On a default qmail install from src, the top level directory for qmail is /var/qmail. Inside of that, among several other directories, is one called "control". Inside of that are several text files that contain things like virtual host lists, aliases, etc...

Here's what my control/ directory looks like:

databytes      locals       plusdomain      virtualdomains
defaultdomain  locals.lock  rcpthosts       virtualdomains.lock
defaulthost    me           rcpthosts.lock

Make sure your qmail install is finding these files, and you should be good to go.

If all else fails, go grab a Newcastle or BlueMoon, print out "Life with qmail" (http://www.lifewithqmail.org/), download the qmail source, and start the install from scratch. That proved to be the easiest way to get it installed for me. (Only took me a couple of hours to get qmail, courier-imap/pop, qmailadmin, vpopmail, and sqwebmail installed)...


On Fri, Sep 28, 2001 at 12:00:11PM -0700, Loopshot Operator wrote:
 I don't know about vmailmgr, but from what I remember, vpopmail was
 the newer version of vmailmgr (I *think*), and I have vpopmail

From what I can find you are correct, thanks for the heads up.

This time I got qmail, vpopmail AND qmail admin working AND I can USE it :)

When attempting to start qmail I get:
alert: cannot start: unable to read controls

A search on google mainly returns the manpage for qmail-log ... not really
any help.

Looking at some other issues I checked the perms for both /var/lib/qmail and
/var/qmail, etc. and made sure they were all the same (alias.qmail).

Any ideas? qmail was installed from apt (qmail-src, build-qmail, etc.)

I hate admining email... no wonder I've never had to do this before.


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