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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.

http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2004/07/msg01979.html

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". 

HTH,
Jacob



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