Failed nbsmtp compile and some Linux and RPM tips

Earlier, I talked about my failed attempt to comiple and install msmtp.

I tried to install and compile nbsmtp, and got similar results. Googling revealed that many people would suggest install things from an RPM package.

So I searched around and found a msmtp package for Suse, but my web host is on RedHat. I decided to give it a shot anyway. By the way, to get a quick idea of the version and vendor of your Linux/Unix, you can use:

uname -a

Before you install an RPM package, it is a good idea to do a test first to find out potential dependency issues. Use this command to do it:

rpm -i PackageName –test

In my case, when I tested the msmtp package for Suse on this Redhat machine, this is what I got:

rpm -i –test
warning: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 58857177
error: Failed dependencies: is needed by is needed by is needed by

Oh well, the search, and the learning, contunues…

One response to “Failed nbsmtp compile and some Linux and RPM tips”

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