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RE: Email (Solved)...next...POP3 setup

On Wed, 2002-10-02 at 21:18, Michael Olds wrote:
> Thanks Bob, I'll look into popa3d...I was going to go with an imap solution
> but I had second thoughts about having people's files on my server...I am
> only going to have a half dozen users and none of them need me for roaming
> access, so I think POP will do for me...
> ...now maybe you can get me out of another kettle of soup I got myself into:
> In trying to get a decent file manager, I listened to the advice of someone
> who recommended gentoo. It looks great, but it isn't in the stable Woody. So
> I downloaded and started to install it using dpkg --install  .deb, but
> immediately ran into dependancy problems. Then progressing further, I
> actually think I managed to download all the dependancies needed, but I'm
> hung up in a catch 22: x depends on y so x will not be configured; y depends
> on x so y will not be configured. Now I have a half dozen packages sitting
> there unconfigured that won't configure and I cant sit or get off the can. I
> feel I should just get rid of the lot, but half of them are upgrades of
> current packages, and instead of removing the unconfigured new package,
> dpkg --remove xxx tries to remove the original...total madness at this
> point...what do I do just sit around with half loaded packages and wait for
> Debian to catch up?
> Best Wishes!
> Mike Olds www.buddhadust.org

Dontchya just luv when that happens? :)

dpkg -i --force-configure-any <package file name>

This steps in and configures the unpacked but unconfigured packages as
well as this package, so that when you are in this situation, all end up

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Nielsen [mailto:nielsen@oz.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 5:17 PM
> To: Debian-User@Lists. Debian. Org
> Subject: Re: Email (Solved)...next...POP3 setup
> On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 11:49:31AM -0700, Michael Olds wrote:
> > Carel,
> >
> > OK, I got it.
> >
> > It was the permissions on the K-mail client program itself. It was root
> root
> > for userme and root is set to receive no mail.
> >
> > ...now...on to POP3 configuration...I am using qpopper. I see the
> > qpopper.conf in /etc/ but the package installed with no configuration
> dialog
> > and the instructions say to configure using ./configure which I assume is
> > from the install directory, only there is no install directory...
> Those instructions are from the original .tar.gz source.  ./configure
> is used to create the Makefile prior to compiling the program.  The
> source documentation is usually (?) installed as part of a Debian
> package, but since it is already compiled, you do not need to do this.
> There is probably something else in the documentation which describes
> what configuration you need to do, if any.  Check the file listing
> "dpkg -L qpopper" and see what was installed.  Check any man pages
> shown.
> >
> > ...or...any better suggestions for a POP3 server?
> I have used both qpopper and cucipop, but am currently running popa3d,
> which doesn't require any configuration and is both simple and secure.
> Bob
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