Install Inbucket on Ubuntu 12.04 or similar
You will need to have the
setcap binary installed to allow Inbucket access to privileged ports (ie 25 for SMTP and 80 for HTTP). You can install it with apt-get:
apt-get install libcap2-bin
2. Copy Distribution
Move or copy your Inbucket distribution to the
/opt directory. I recommend you keep the version number or build date in the name, and create a symbolic link from
inbucket to that name to make upgrading/downgrading easier.
Example, assuming you had a binary distribution tarball in root’s home directory:
cd /opt tar xjvf ~/inbucket-YYYYMMDD-linux_amd64.tbz2 ln -s inbucket-YYYYMMDD-linux_amd64/ inbucket cd inbucket/etc/ubuntu-12
The steps below should be run as root from the etc/ubuntu-12 directory within your Inbucket source or binary distribution.
3. Create Service Account
Create a service account for the daemon to run under.
NOTE: there is a setcap command in the upstart config that allows inbucket to listen on privileged ports (such as 25 and 80) without running as root.
useradd -r -m inbucket
4. Create Data Store
Create the directory where mail will be stored and make it writable by inbucket:
install -o inbucket -g inbucket -m 775 -d /var/opt/inbucket
5. Setup Log Rotation
Copy logrotate config into place, it should inherit most of the defaults setup in /etc/logrotate.conf
install -o root -g root -m 644 inbucket.logrotate /etc/logrotate.d/inbucket
6. Install Upstart Config
Copy upstart config into place:
install -o root -g root -m 644 inbucket-upstart.conf /etc/init/inbucket
7. Configure Inbucket
Copy the sample config into place:
install -o root -g root -m 644 ../unix-sample.conf /etc/opt/inbucket.conf
Confirm the contents of /etc/opt/inbucket.conf are to your liking.
8. Start & Verify Inbucket
Start the daemon:
Confirm it stayed running:
Check inbucket’s startup messages: