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need to make Plesk STOP starting qmail/email services at boot. how?

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by jaymer, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. jaymer

    jaymer Guest

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    I decided I wanted to use the QmailRocks and its addons on my Fedora 2 NEW server. Problem is that I installed it and cannot make Plesk STOP using its own method of controlling qmail/send/pop3 services.

    If I follow the entire QMR install guide, i get to a problem that the send, pop3 & smtpd services won't stay "up" (qmailctl stat) because the log reports the address is already in use.

    If I use service management (in plesk) to stop courier/pop3, then those 2 services will start now and "qmailctl stat" will show them up now successfully. But smtpd will still be down. If i can figure out how to disable Plesk's Qmail when the server boots, then i might have a chance of my own stuff working.

    Its driving me crazy after a week of messing around with this.
    I'm not on the latest dot-release of plesk - my version has that bug where you cannot manually stop qmail, so i'd like to be told what config/setup files to modify to stop qmail from starting... more specifically "smtpd"

    i hope someone can help me please
    jaymer...
     
  2. adenker

    adenker Guest

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    To avoid qmail (actually xinetd) binding to 25th port you should run this commands (only in RH* and FC* OS):

    chkconfig smtp_psa off
    chkconfig smtps_psa off

    then to prevent qmail from starting you should edit /etc/init.d/psa and find following string:

    service="${named_service} mysqld qmail courier-imap"

    end delete 'qmail' from it. Then, using chkconfig turn off qmail on 3rd and 5th errorlevels:

    chkconfig --level 35 qmail off
     
  3. jaymer

    jaymer Guest

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    thx arthur for the reply
    i had already found the service line in the init.d file... so removing that had stopped qmail from starting... but had not done the chkconfig lines. i have done it now.

    thx
    jaymer...
     
  4. dstanley

    dstanley Guest

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    Hi Jaymer,

    Just wanted to ask when you use the qmail rocks installation, can you still manage your email acounts through PSA?

    Does it all work seemlessly?
     
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