I by accident let webmin install sendmail ...?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by comedit, May 31, 2006.

  1. comedit

    comedit New Member

    I was checking something though webmin about sendmail and it gave me a link so i could in stall sendmail. I wanted to have a look but without a warning it installed sendmail and:

    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    postfix postfix-tls
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    rmail sendmail sendmail-base sendmail-bin sendmail-cf sensible-mda
    0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 2 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 2053kB of archives.


    Two questions:

    • did I f...ck up ?
    • If so what should I do ?

    Thanks in advance for your quick reply
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Just go to the Postfix section of the appropriate "Perfect Setup" on HowtoForge and install and configure Postfix again.
  3. comedit

    comedit New Member

    Almost done it but have a few questions:


    Thanks I have "puttied" my way through the perfect setup again (great that you have made this) but encountered a small problem:

    The etc/postfix/main.cf varies form the perfect setup on the following points:

    #mydestination = localhost.localdomain, localhost.localdomain, , localhost

    This may sound stupid (and it is) but I am not sure anymore what domain I set up when installing) Can you tel me what file to look at so I can alter the the main.cf file of postfix to my domain http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif

    mailbox_command =

    Can I replace this with ?:

    procmail -a "$EXTENSION"

    At the end of the file it says :

    home_mailbox = Maildir/

    virtual_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtusertable

    mydestination = /etc/postfix/local-host-names

    Can I leave that in there?
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    You can leave that line as it is because the ISPConfig installer should have put the line
    mydestination = /etc/postfix/local-host-names
    into it as a replacement.

    Yes, but I'd leave it as it is for now.

    If you use Maildir, then yes. Otherwise no.
  5. comedit

    comedit New Member

    /etc/init.d/saslauthd start

    Thanks Falko:

    /etc/postfix/ssl# /etc/init.d/saslauthd start

    Starting SASL Authentication Daemon: (failed).

    It doesn't want to start ?
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Any errors in your logs?
  7. comedit

    comedit New Member


    problem is solved,

    I missed a step in the perfect setup

    thanks for the help

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