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Re: Qmail install success on 1.4; possible package bug?

To: Amitai Schlair <schmonz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Tim Darby <t-df@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 21:22:27 -0700
Cc: users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Amitai Schlair wrote:
> Tim Darby wrote:
>> Thanks, I got sidetracked with another project and just now getting
>> back to Qmail on DFly.  It appears that root, which is what this runs
>> under, already has those directories in its path, so I don't think
>> that's the issue.  I'm not very up on RC scripts but I found that the
>> following modification to the svscan.sh that came with the package
>> worked:
>> From:
>> exec /bin/csh -cf '/usr/pkg/bin/svscan /var/spool/service &'
>> exec env PATH=/usr/pkg/bin:$PATH /bin/csh -cf '/usr/pkg/bin/svscan
>> /var/spool/service &'
>> If this is not the best way to do fix this, I'd like to know,
>> especially if there's a preferred DFly way of doing it.
> A pkgsrc developer brought your message to my attention. I maintain
> the djbware in pkgsrc and would like to help.
> How are you installing qmail? There's a fairly good package (if I do
> say so myself :-) in pkgsrc/mail/qmail that I've been happily using
> for years.
> Does DragonFly have a NetBSD-derived /etc/rc.d subsystem? If so, I
> highly recommend not using svscan and /service to run qmail. Instead,
> try pkgsrc/mail/qmail-run, which makes qmail feel like an ordinary
> BSD-style daemon, complete with rc.d scripts, knobs in /etc/rc.conf,
> etc. Interesting a scheme though /service is, I can't imagine going
> back to it.
> I'm not subscribed to this list; please Cc me on any replies.
> - Amitai
Thanks for the suggestions!  I installed qmail totally manually, since I
didn't see a DFly package for it.  If the NetBSD qmail package can be
used, I will by all means try it.  I'm definitely not wedded to the djb
daemontools.  The only reason I use them is that qmail docs recommend
that and so I've just always done it that way.  I will definitely try
out qmail-run and see how it goes.


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