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Hi, In order to install postfix, I removed the others MTA on my distrib (which is a Gentoo). I thought it was done properly, but after having installed Postfix, I ...
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    Can't remove qmail completely !


    Hi,
    In order to install postfix, I removed the others MTA on my distrib (which is a Gentoo).
    I thought it was done properly, but after having installed Postfix, I still see some qmail's programs running :
    Code:
    toto ~ # ps aux | grep qmail
    qmails    4669  0.0  0.0   2596   420 ?        S    18:28   0:00 qmail-send
    qmaill    4671  0.0  0.0   2432   320 ?        S    18:28   0:00 /usr/local/bin/multilog s500000 n60 /var/log/qmail/
    root      4672  0.0  0.0   3656   520 ?        S    18:28   0:00 tcpserver -v -H -R -c100 0 pop-3 /var/qmail/bin/qmail-popup ks359244.kimsufi.com /home/vpopmail/bin/vchkpw /var/qmail/bin/qmail-pop3d Maildir
    qmaill    4674  0.0  0.0   2432   320 ?        S    18:28   0:00 /usr/local/bin/multilog s500000 n60 /var/log/qmailpop3/
    vpopmail  4675  0.0  0.0   3656   528 ?        S    18:28   0:00 tcpserver -v -H -R -x /etc/tcp.smtp.cdb -c100 -u508 -g503 0 smtp /var/qmail/bin/qmail-smtpd
    qmaill    4677  0.0  0.0   2432   320 ?        S    18:28   0:00 /usr/local/bin/multilog s500000 n60 /var/log/qmailsmtp/
    root      4728  0.0  0.0   2564   368 ?        S    18:28   0:00 qmail-lspawn ./Maildir/
    qmailr    4729  0.0  0.0   2564   364 ?        S    18:28   0:00 qmail-rspawn
    qmailq    4732  0.0  0.0   2548   376 ?        S    18:28   0:00 qmail-clean
    root      5357  0.0  0.0   4948   792 pts/0    R+   18:38   0:00 grep qmail
    I found many qmail binaries in /var/qmail/bin/ but when I try to see which package they belong to, no package is found. Here is an example :
    Code:
    toto ~ # equery belongs /var/qmail/bin/qmail-smtpd
    [ Searching for file(s) /var/qmail/bin/qmail-smtpd in *... ]
    toto ~ #
    So it seems that those files don't belongs to any package.
    I wonder if I have to remove them manually, or if there is an other solution.

    I would like to remove all remains of qmail so that I could get postfix working.

    Please help me out.

    I apologize for my poor english (I'm french).

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    Hello,

    how did you install qmail source or RPM ..coz i am not sure with Gentoo..
    Regards
    David Anand
    -->Success is the list of failures ...!!!

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    Qmail was already installed on my gentoo (I chose the release 2 of OVH). I don't even know how it was installed. So I decided to reinstall a safe version of Gentoo not modified by OVH and to do everything by myself.
    I think it will be easier than trying to remove all the remains of qmail (I had some similar problems before, by unmerging what ovh had emerge and emerging what I want instead).
    If you can explain me what I would have to do if I hadn't choose to get rid of my release 2 OVH, I'm interested.

    Thanks for your help.

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    hey I am not sure about your os but try # which qmail
    if it is in rpm it will dispaly..then remove the rpm ..or rpm -qa |grep qmail
    if it is an rpm remove the rpm with all dependency ....
    Regards
    David Anand
    -->Success is the list of failures ...!!!

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