qmail startup error !

qmail startup error !

Post by Gary Nugen » Fri, 23 Feb 2001 14:49:03

I am trying to get QMail 1.03 installed and running on my RH7.0 server.
I followed the Howto v2 doc and was able to get qmail to start, sort of

When I start qmail using the script below, the following processes only
get started :-

ps auxww | grep qmail
root       689  2.7  0.5  1088  324 pts/2    S    21:51   0:39 supervise

root       691  0.0  0.5  1088  324 pts/2    S    21:51   0:00 supervise

qmaill     693  0.0  0.5  1100  320 pts/2    S    21:51   0:00
/usr/local/bin/multilog t s2500000 /var/log/qmail/qmail-smtpd
qmaild     694  0.0  0.7  1152  472 pts/2    S    21:51   0:00
/usr/local/bin/tcpserver -v -p -x /etc/tcp.smtp.cdb -u 507 -g 507 0 smtp

qmaill     695  0.3  0.5  1104  372 pts/2    S    21:51   0:05
/usr/local/bin/multilog t s2500000 /var/log/qmail/qmail-send
root     15191  0.0  0.6  1412  408 pts/2    R    22:14   0:00 sh

I don't see the lspawn, rspawn processes etc.

However if I do a telnet localhost smtp, I get the following which I
believe is correct -

Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 mymachine.mydomain.com ESMTP

I did install the daemontools, ucspi-tcp, fastforward and dot-forward
stuff also, have I missed some configuration there maybe ?

I'm pretty sure I set up all the qmail users and groups properly and
made sure all the permissions were okay, I don't get an error when I run

svscan start, it just says it's starting  djb services.  I've also
checked syslog after running the startup script and I don't see the
'qmail: status: local 0/10 remote 0/20' line either ??

Here's the startup script, which I'm just running manually until I can
confirm it's all working, then I guess I'll stick it in init.d

Hope someone can shed some light on what's up ?

-------------#!/bin/sh -e
# /etc/init.d/svscan : start or stop svscan.
# borrowed from http://Web.InfoAve.Net/~dsill/lwq.html#start-qmail

case "$1" in
        echo -n "Starting djb services: svscan
        cd /service
        env - PATH="/usr/local/bin:$PATH" svscan &
        echo $! > /var/run/svscan.pid
        echo "."
        echo -n "Stopping djb services: svscan "
        kill `cat /var/run/svscan.pid`
        echo -n "services "
        svc -dx /service/*
        echo -n " logging "
        svc -dx /service/*/log
        echo "."
        $0 stop
        $0 start
        echo 'Usage: /etc/init.d/svscan {start|stop|restart}'
        exit 1

exit 0



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