Sep 102012

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 ../

And you are ready to move on to the next step of your qmail setup: the installation of netqmail.

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