[linux-elitists] What is the Elite MTA?
Fri Mar 30 17:25:50 PST 2001
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 01:35:49PM -0800, Heather spewed forth:
>>> I am figting to get postfix working on my Debian Potato box ...
> > Works for us here at Starshine...
> the potato version works fine for me on a number of machines. however,
> several of these machines are actually running testing, and the testing
> postfix package is uninstallable due to an unmet libldap dependancy.
> unstable's postfix package, last i checked, had the same problem. i
> last checked testing this last night and unstable last week.
Ah. Our one box using it, is on Potato, also pointed at security.debian.org
and the proposed-updates link for stable, but none of that testing stuff.
And, um, we don't use LDAP, so if I found that in it, I'd surely find out
where to hack it off. I already know how to defeat dependencies in the
control files. The delay would be in finding out why it thinks it wants
May I suggest fetching the sources from the stable tree, then recomposing
those into a deb on your otherwise unstable box, so it matches glibc 2.2.2
but builds without ldap linkages?
The config file problems he encounters? There, I dunno. Maybe Jim will
pipe up and mention if he had any problems with it.
> no, none of the debian/testing machines are production servers. ;)
Ours is. It's also an older box. No funny business on this beastie.
I even have an outside site that will notice in short order if it disappears,
not from dependency, but just checking.
That it works for me may also be a side effect of the fact there's not
a lot much else installed on that system. A mailer and ssh of course.
>  about 8 machines total, 2 of them at home. 1 production server
> with load - my company's imp machine - and the rest just for the
> occasional email out of cron. our main mail routers and backend imap
> server run postfix, but on solaris.
>  deal with it. ;)
Sparcs run Solaris just fine. I like tcsh okay. I just happen to like
certain commline completion behaviors better.
 Our eldest, in fact. The household 386 has outlasted a couple of
crappy 486' and at least one lame Pentium. It's got a few new parts here
and there of course.
* Heather * An algorithm must be seen to be believed. -- D.E. Knuth
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