Tetsu Ushijima

How to install qmail-conf

Like any other piece of software (and information generally), qmail-conf comes with NO WARRANTY.

System requirements


  1. Download the qmail-conf package. The latest published qmail-conf package is qmail-conf-0.60.tar.gz.

  2. Download the djbdns package. The latest published djbdns package is djbdns-1.05.tar.gz.

  3. Unpack the qmail-conf package and switch to the qmail-conf source directory:

              gzip -dc qmail-conf-0.60.tar.gz | tar xf -
              cd qmail-conf-0.60
  4. Edit conf-* files if necessary.

  5. Unpack the djbdns package:

              gzip -dc ../djbdns-1.05.tar.gz | tar xf -
  6. Create Makefile, specifying the djbdns source directory (created in the previous step) with the djbdns=dir argument:

              make -f Makefile.ini djbdns=./djbdns-1.05
  7. Compile the qmail-conf programs:

  8. As root, install the qmail-conf programs under /var/qmail:

              make setup check
  9. Make sure to include /var/qmail/bin in $PATH for root. Alternatively, you may prefer to create symbolic links in /usr/sbin that point to the qmail-conf programs:

              ln -s /var/qmail/bin/qmail-*-conf /usr/sbin

Now you can set up a qmail delivery service, a qmail SMTP service, a qmail POP3 service, a qmail QMQP service, and a qmail QMTP service.