daemontools is a collection of free tools for managing Unix services, developed as an improvement to inittab, ttys, init.d or rc.local.
The software can be downloaded from D. J. Bernstein’s website:
The installation is not very Unix-like, but straight-forward:
mkdir -p /package/ chmod 1755 /package/ cd /package/ tar -xpzf .../daemontools-0.76.tar.gz cd admin/daemontools-0.76/
Now, before compiling, install the errno patch:
cd src/ patch < .../daemontools-0.76.errno.patch
cd ../ ./package/install
And you are ready to move on to the next step of your qmail setup: the installation of netqmail.