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i can't get pop3d to install.  it wants a library file 'shadow.a' that wasn't included in the distribution i got (from ftp://ftp.scott.net/pub/linux/mail/). i caught the end of a newsthread that discussed this but the bit that i caught didn't help me much except to realise that this was a problem that had been seen before. how do i get the bloddy thing to compile?
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That's because the version of pop3d you are
attempting to install wants you to be running
shadowed passwords.  I went through the same hell
for a short time.

If you're anything like me, and security is not
a *major* concern, then you don't really need
to be running shadow.

Try instead
ftp.qualcomm.com/quest/unix/servers/popper

Only thing you'll need to do to have it up and
running in 30 minutes is either root through
the source and change the silly default mail
directory (/usr/spool/mail) or just symlink
that directory to your real one.

Make a couple of simple changes to inetd.conf
(both documented well), give the old sig HUP
to inetd, and you're in business.

Compiles clean, no muss no fuss, works great.
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