Script to automate the installation and configuration of a postfixadmin system on a debian-alike OS (it uses apt-get).
You will need a working Postfix and MySQL server (and ideally knowledge of
the root password for the latter), and
LWP::Simple (which is
Just download and run as root:
apt-get install postfix mysql-server libwww-perl GET https://raw.github.com/BigRedS/postfixadmin-installer/master/postfixadmin-installer > postfixadmin-installer perl ./postfixadmin-installer
You will be prompted for MySQL credentials if the debian-sys-maint ones can't be found or are found to not work. At the end of the script you will be given the generated setup password to use to set up the first admin user.
There's a few options you can pass the script; use
--help to see them. The only one
that's particularly likely to be useful is
--fqdn; if this isn't given then the
hostname -f is used. This value is used in a few places in the PostfixAdmin
UI; nothing other than links will break if you get it wrong.
The script is split in two. The upper, larger, part is where all the config is set, and it's mostly fairly well commented. A quick run down of the defaults:
- Mailboxes go in
- MySQL stuff goes in a db called
vmailaccessible by a user
- Filesystem stuff is all done as
vmailby both Dovecot and Postfix.
- Postfixadmin 2.3.6 is downloaded from Sourceforge. It is extracted into
/var/www/postfixadminand Apache is not reconfigured at all; you might need to configure an alias to make this work.
- imap, imaps, pop3 and pop3s are all enabled.
- Plaintext imap(s) & pop3(s) auth is enabled (because it's really handy for testing).
- Plaintext auth for imap and pop is default when enabled.
Patches welcome :) Also, file issues above.
This is known to work (i.e. tested succesfully) on:
- Debian Jessie
- Debian Wheezy
- Debian Squeeze w/Dovecot 2.x
This doesn't work with Dovecot 1.x; the merging of the 'wheezy' branch broke this.
If you want the version that does work with Dovecot 1.x (specifically Lenny and Squeeze), try it at tag 'lenny' or 'wheezy' (see 'Releases' on GitHub); I'm not that interested in feature-adding to those, but if something does go wrong do let me know.
I'm interested in compatibility with any other Debian-derived distros, too.