FQDN Misery Re: To: Postfix, Mutt And No Root Mail? & amavisd-new Install

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri Nov 9 15:46:14 UTC 2007

On 11/08/2007 08:03 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> --- NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Actually I did install rkhunter but it depends on
> postfix|exim4 and I have postfix installed by default
> on Feisty, I believe.  So, I would have to purge
> postfix and install exim4. Which, I believe was the
> Debian default when mutt and root mail just worked.
> I'll most likely give exim4 a try if we can't get
> postfix to send root mail to mutt.  This fqdn thing is
> bewildering and I suspect that
> username at sysname(ubuntu) would work if main.cf(postfix
> conf) was set up right. Man pages don't help because
> they assume you know too much. I'll stick with postfix
> for now because of the time invested until a
> conclusion is reached that it wont work or help ceases
> before solution comes. Thanks for this incite. I was
> thinking the same about exim4. Even as hard as Debian
> was to set up(reason I came to Ubuntu) mutt and root
> mail just worked.
>> $ sudo apt-get install rkhunter
>> [sudo] password for gg:
>> Reading package lists... Done
>> Building dependency tree
>> Reading state information... Done
>> The following extra packages will be installed:
>>   exim4 exim4-base exim4-config exim4-daemon-light
>> libdb4.3
> How did you get exim4 ipo postfix? I don't remember
> having a choice installing(upgrading) feisty.  Maybe
> my old mind just forgot; I do a lot of that lately,
> he. he.

That's what gets installed when I installed rkhunter. I've never
installed exim4 or postfix directly. One of the reasons why I removed
rkhunter was the fact that it installed the MTA. It uses it to send an
email to root after each daily scan & at the time my machine was very
low powered (450Mhz etc) and I didn't want the extra overhead.

That's all. Nothing else other than following the standard install
prompts with rkhunter.

>> Suggested packages:
>>   eximon4 exim4-doc-html exim4-doc-info
>> libmail-spf-query-perl
>> Recommended packages:
>>   mailx libmd5-perl
>> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>>   exim4 exim4-base exim4-config exim4-daemon-light
>> libdb4.3 rkhunter
>> 0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not
>> upgraded.
>> Need to get 2293kB of archives.
>> That's it. So, perhaps you might want to explore
>> exim instead? 
> Will keep in mind and try it if postfix can't do it.
>>I honestly don't know as I've never used postfix or
>> exim.
> Duh, you mean you don't use mutt to read root mail. 
> Does rkhunter report it? I've ran rkhunter a couple of
> times and it did't find anthing or are you talking
> about standard output from CLI?

No, I use the text editor by clicking the mail file from Nautilus, or
read it using Evolution.

[HOWTO] Forward root's mail to your inbox

rkhunter just places the mail in /var/mail/username (in that machine
it's gg2xp).

>>Thanks for the info. It's a fallback if can't get
> postfix right.
> Leonard Chatagnier
> lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net

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