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,
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
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
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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