MailScanner 4.x installation on SuSE 7.3

Roland Ehle novirus at CARLO65.DE
Mon Nov 4 20:35:02 GMT 2002


I realized a few difficulties when installing the recent version of
MailScanner 4.x on my SuSE Linux 7.3 box from the rpm-Distribution.

Just to share my experiences with you, perhaps it may help, some hints:

Before starting the script, you need to make a link, because
neither /usr/src/redhat nor /usr/src/RPM exists - "ln -s
/usr/src/packages RPM" helps. If you have the sendmail-tls package,
provided by SuSE, you need to add --nodeps to the line "rpm -Uhv
mailscanner*..." in the script.

Standard installation of SuSE with sendmail, has a subdirectory
.hoststat in /var/spool/mqueue. You need to move this subdirectory to
/var/spool (or wherever you want), than change the refering line in your
/etc/ file.


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