Qmail on Fedora 9.
2008 Sept 15 at 08:11 » Tagged as :qmail, python,
Qmail is said to be the second most popular MTA on the net and life with qmail / netqmail is the most popular way of installing it. At the heart of this approach is using ucspi and daemontools rather then xinetd (or god forbid inetd) to start qmail and keep it running. All this revolves around having the following line in the /etc/inittab file:
The trouble is in Fedora 9, this line will just be ignored by init. You have to use 'upstart' instead. This is what the fedora release notes say:
That's about as much documentation as available. If you go onto read the upstart getting started guide, you will only end up being confused. For starters the /etc/init.d/jobs/ folder does not exits on fedora. Here is't /etc/event.d
I found a post which explains how to start daemontools with fedora. You create a file named svscanboot in /etc/event.d/ and then use initctl start svscanboot . Trouble is initctl barfs with:
Apparently you need to reboot for upstart to read the contents of /etc/event.d/ to be reread. Apparently the idiots who decided to include upstart with fedora forgot that this is a linux distro not a vista flavour.