The usendmail package
This document describes how to download, compile, test and install usendmail.
The usendmail package is meant to run under UNIX and -lookalikes.
$ mkdir /package $ chmod 1755 /package $ cd /package
You may use another directory. No program in the usendmail package cares where it is installed. /package is recommended.
You can alternatively download it through FTP:
$ gunzip usendmail-0.1.6.tar.gz $ tar -xpf usendmail-0.1.6.tar $ rm usendmail-0.1.6.tar $ cd mail/usendmail-0.1.6
$ rm /usr/sbin/sendmail # this is a link to /var/qmail/bin/sendmail. $ ln -s /package/usendmail/command/usendmail /usr/sbin
(Replace sbin with lib if needed).
By default the binaries are installed in
/package/usendmail-0.1.6/commmand. (replace /package/
by the directory where you you unpacked the usendmail
distribution in). Symbolic links to the commands are created
in /command/ and, for compatibility reasons, in
Manual pages are installed in /package/usendmail-0.1.6/doc. Symbolic links to the manual pages are created under /usr/local/man.
If you don't like this then:
$ package/compile && package/check $ cp command/* /whereever/you/want/bin $ cp doc/* /whereever/you/want/doc
compile/install (or compile/check) try to run some automated tests. If these tests fail the software will not be install.
$ mail email@example.com <compile/systype
Please do not send this email if the self-check failed. Send an problem report to the mailing list instead.
If you are short on disk space you may remove the compile and src directories:
$ rm -rf compile src
The usendmail package is discussed in the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list. To subscribe to it send a mail to email@example.com. The content is ignored.
You do not need to subscribe to the mailing list, it is an open one. But, if you are not subscribe, make sure you mention this in the mail.
Please include the usendmail version number, the operating system and it's version and any possible relevant output of the failing program. Please include compile/systype in your posting.
If your system is a GNU/Linux one then please include name and version of your distribution and your C library version number (as printed by ldd --version).
The homepage may be more up-to-date, see the usendmail home page.