|20 July 2002|
Release 1.1, first posting
These Late News provide critical information you need to know before and just after installing the Caldera Volution Messaging Server Release 1.1 (hereafter "Messaging Server").
This document assumes you have already read the Messaging Server Cover Letter, which is included with your distribution media. You should also familiarize yourself with these Late News before:
reviewing the Messaging Server Getting Started Guide, which is available:
in a printed book with your Messaging Server distribution
using the DocView online documentation system when the Messaging Server is installed
in HTML and PDF format in the /doc/getstart directory on distribution media or ISO images
installing and configuring Messaging Server
This document provides information on:
Unless otherwise noted, all known limitations reported in this section will be fixed in a future release.
The Getting Started Guide erroneously recommends that you install the ou800pk2 (Open UNIX 8 Release 8.0.0 Maintenance Pack 2) supplement and ptf8003 (Connectionless connect fix on Linux AF_UNIX sockets) patch before installing the Messaging Server on your Open UNIX 8 system. They have been superceded by Open UNIX 8 Release 8.0.0 Maintenance Pack 4 (ou800pk), which includes new updates as well as fixes from previous supplements. You must install the Maintenance Pack after installing LKP to ensure that the LKP fixes in the Maintenance Pack are installed. It is not necessary to remove previous supplements before installing Maintenance Pack 4.
It is available from the:
|Caldera ftp site|
Enter ftp -p ftp.sco.com and change directories (cd) to pub/openunix8.
Before installation, familarize yourself with the supplement cover letter. If you have already installed the Messaging Server on your Open UNIX 8 system, the supplement and patch can be safely installed after the Messaging Server has been installed and configured.
At this time, there are no known removal problems.
By default, if a user has a Caldera OpenLinux or Open UNIX 8 system account with the User ID as their Messaging Server account, their mail will be delivered to /var/mail/username rather than to a Messaging Server mailbox. However, you can modify your Postfix configuration to enable them to receive mail from the Messaging Server. To do so:
As root, edit the file /etc/postfix/main.cf, making the following changes:
Comment out the fallback_transport parameter to read:
#fallback_transport = cyrus
Un-comment the mailbox_transport parameter to read:
mailbox_transport = cyrus
Modify the alias_maps parameter to read:
alias_maps = ldap:ldapsource, hash:/etc/postfix/aliases
Edit the /etc/postfix/aliases file and add the line:
Initialize the alias database by running the command:
Restart the postfix daemon with the commands:
postfix stop postfix start
When this proceedure is complete, mail will only be delivered to Messaging Server users, not system users. In addition, all administrative system email will go to the Messaging Server admin account.
At this time, there are no known client administration problems.
"Licensing" in the Getting Started Guide describes some of mail server configurations available for the Messaging Server, although others might also be available in your area. Contact your Caldera representative to design a mail service solution that fits your needs.
The Server Manager includes Help screens that connect to individual topics in the Administrator's Guide. In addition to describing the Server Manager, the Administrator's Guide also includes detailed information about advanced administrative procedures and Messaging Server components. We recommend using the DocView documentation server for viewing this information; some of the Administrator's Guide hotlinks cannot be displayed in the Server Manager Help screens. For more information about DocView, see "Viewing OpenLinux Documentation" in the Getting Started Guide.
The Getting Started Guide erroneously states that you will receive an error when you try to create a Messaging Server accounts on a Caldera OpenLinux or Open UNIX 8 system that already has a local user account with the same User ID. You can successfully create such an account, but their mail will be delivered to /var/mail/username rather than to a Messaging Server mailbox. To enable delivery to a Messaging Server mailbox, follow the procedure described in "Enabling Local System Users to Receive Mail With the Messaging Server" above.