Postfix + Courier IMAP local email problems
bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Sat Apr 14 15:51:28 UTC 2012
> Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 18:48:19 -0700
> From: Ron <rg.lists at rzweb.com>
> To: Robert Bonomi <bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com>
> Subject: Re: Postfix + Courier IMAP local email problems
> On 12.04.2012 13:54, Robert Bonomi wrote:
> >> Is there some simple I'm just messing up?
> > "Yes." <grin>
> > The difficulty comes in identifying _which_ "simple thing" it is that
> > is
> > messed up.
> OK, I found the problem. It was the hostname not being set correctly.
> What threw me was that it was correct in the rc.conf file, but I did not
> know you needed to reboot the machine to have it take effect. It just
> never occurred to me to run 'hostname' and see since I was seeing it
> correctly in the rc.conf.
FYI, while it's true tht rc.conf is processed only t boot time, you don't
_have_ to reboot when you make a change. What you _do_ need to do is run
the same commands the the rc processing does. Unfortunately, with the
'rc.d'-style process, where rc.conf just sets environment variables, and
everything else happens 'by magic', it can be a major effort to figure
out -what- commands need to be run when you change something, and 'reboot'
*is* the simplest way to get the job done. One reason _I_ much prefer
the "old" BSD-style '/etc/rc.boot' and '/etc/rc.local' approch. It was
=far= simpler to see exactly what was going on, in what order, and with
what params. Tracking stuff through the rc.d/* swamp is a 'project' --
there is a whole nuther 'command language' to master. :((
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