[xubuntu-users] New Karmic install: problem with subsequent "apt-get install postfix"

Nuno Domingos de Jesus Pinheiro nunito nuunito at gmail.com
Fri Jul 9 00:03:46 BST 2010

2010/7/8 Joe(theWordy)Philbrook <jtwdyp at ttlc.net>

>  Yeah I know Lucid is ready. But I just acquired an amd_64
>  desktop, I have karmic on my amd_64 laptop And I wanted to
>  duplicate it as much as possible. installing the same packages
>  and attempt copying the /home directories intact to see if I can
>  preserve all my user configurations without things like e17
>  choking on incorrect ~/.e/ files...
> Then the plan is to see how much I can keep when I upgrade karmic
> to lucid...
> But anyway I haven't got that far. This issue is with
> apt-get install postfix
> OK now for starters I only want post fix for local loopback
> That is it will neither receive nor send anything to/from the
> internet...
> So when I installed postfix I was glad that there was a
> configuration pop-up that let me select the local option. The
> problem is that it then proceeded to insist that I provide it with
> a fully qualified domain name for my machine. Well it doesn't
> have one. My mail client accesses my ISP's SMTP server
> directly. And my "fetch" script calls fetchmail this way:
> *) fetchmail --all  --flush --mda "/usr/bin/procmail -d %T";;
> So postfix will only see locally generated mail that I NEVER want
> it to deliver beyond my local machine... None the less the config
> tool insists on having a qualified domain, and no matter what I
> put there I get an error. And all following apt-get installs tell
> me that /etc/postfix/main.cf has a bad parameter value. And that
> the sub process dpkg returned error code 1
> The only way I can get it to stop haunting apt-get is to
> apt-get purge postfix
> But then I won't have local mail delivery...
> What am I doing wrong???
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