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Re: qmail error

On Fri, 07 Apr 2000, john smith wrote:
> hi,
> when I try to install qmail after building it I get the error:
> green:/tmp/qmail# dpkg -i qmail_1.03-12_i386.deb
> (Reading database ... 28966 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking qmail (from qmail_1.03-12_i386.deb) ...
> Performing install
> First installation of the Debian qmail package...
> Checking if qmail is already installed on this computer... no.
> Checking group qmail (gid 64010)... error!
> Group qmail has gid 70 instead of 64010
> Checking user alias (uid 64010, gid 65534, homedir /var/qmail/alias)... 
> error!
> User alias has uid 70 instead of 64010
> 8 entries have errors. Please correct these errors and reinstall qmail.
> dpkg: error processing qmail_1.03-12_i386.deb (--install):
> subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 2
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> qmail_1.03-12_i386.deb
> what's this mean and how do I fix it?

I looked in /etc/passwd and saw that it has users qmail,qmails etc.(with the
uids that caused the error), despite that I don't have qmail installed. So you
should remove them, as it seems that qmail recreates these users anyway.

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