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Re: How to install MTA from source without breaking apt-get dependencies

On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 15:06:16 -0500
Adi Linden <adil@adis.on.ca> wrote:

> > I don't think you need to build postfix from source to use
> > cyrus-imap(i suspect you need to look carefully at the sasl
> > authentication), but if you insist, i suggest to use the debian
> > sources and build a debian package. Anyway, to do what you ask, i
> > think you need to look at the"equivs" package...
> I posted a seperate message with the details of my postfix troubles. I
> have a workaround solution of using the cyrus deliver program. I
> understand that all it does is accept piped input and talk to
> cyrus-imap via lmtp.
> I will work through the "equivs" package and go from there. I still
> 'don't get' how Debian packages are built. I will have to look at that
> some time.

Here's the url to a mini-howto for compiling Debian packages. This would
also make it so you would not need to use the 'equivs' package, and
makes for cleaner, easier upgrades along the way.


It makes everything very easy, IMO. I very much prefer using the above
mentioned instructions rather than having to compile from source "the
old way". 


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