Response Installation


All in one primer for Debian-like systems:

$ sudo aptitude install python python-{mysqldb,sqlalchemy}
  • Python 2.6 or later (no Python 3 support planned yet)
  • MySQLdb (Python interface to the MySQL server)
  • SQLAlchemy (used only for connection pooling)

Installation using Git on Debian-like systems

  1. Prepare the database backend, see Example backend configurations

  2. Install the roundcube plugin, see Roundcube plugin

  3. Install the response-suite:

    $ sudo -i
    $ aptitude install git-core
    $ aptitude install python python-{mysqldb,sqlalchemy}
    $ useradd --system --home-dir /nonexistant --shell /bin/false response
    $ git clone git:// /opt/response
    $ cd /opt/response
    $ cp response.cfg /etc/
    $ mkdir -p /var/run/response
    $ chown response:response /etc/response.cfg /var/run/response
    $ chmod 600 /etc/response.cfg
    $ chmod 700 /var/run/response
    $ cp examples/debian-initscript /etc/init.d/response-lmtpd
    $ chmod 755 /etc/init.d/response-lmtpd
    # edit /etc/response.cfg
  4. Watch the log while starting the lmtpd daemon:

    $ tail -f /var/log/mail.log
    $ /etc/init.d/response-lmtpd start
  5. If everything is fine, go configure Postfix. See Postfix configuration example

  6. Edit the init script and drop –debug, then restart it.

  7. Try running response-notify and response-cleanup, get used to them.

  8. Schedule running response-notify and response-cleanup using Cron, take a look at the crontab example. (e.g. /etc/cron.d/response):

    $ cp examples/crontab /etc/cron.d/response
    # edit /etc/cron.d/response


Update using Git:

$ cd /opt/response
$ git pull
$ /etc/init.d/response-lmtpd restart


If you want to change any of the code, for example the validation code:

$ cd /opt/response
$ git checkout -b my-changes
# edit and others...
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