[Fwd: Re: Problems with Postfix port]

Paul Schmehl pauls at utdallas.edu
Wed Apr 19 21:17:46 UTC 2006


I'm forwarding this to the ports list.  Obviously someone needs to look 
in to the libspfs port and fix the problem with it.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Problems with Postfix port
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 20:57:55 +0100
From: Chris Hastie <lists at oak-wood.co.uk>
To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
References: <20060419123750.bdrk23dpw8o8skok at imp.oak-wood.co.uk> 
<4446532D.4050204 at daleco.biz> <444671E9.9090904 at utdallas.edu>

On Wed, 19 Apr 2006, Paul Schmehl <pauls at utdallas.edu> wrote
>Kevin Kinsey wrote:
>>> To build Postfix on FreeBSD you MUST USE the FreeBSD
>>> getopt() system routine, not the GNU version."
>>>
>>> Is this likely to be the case if I installed from the port? If so, 
>>>how  do I get
>>> around it? And any suggestions about spawn?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>  It doesn't seem likely to me that this is the problem,
>
>To me either.  I ran into a problem a while back with Postfix, and 
>that's the same answer they gave me.  It turned out to be a problem 
>with SPF.  Once I deselected that, postfix compiled fine.

Ah, I think they are connected. I had a response off list that suggested
adding -DPREPEND_PLUS_TO_OPTSTRING to  MAKEFILEFLAGS in the postfix
makefile. A google on this led me to a suggestion from Wietse that this
hack is unnecessary and "Perhaps you linked Postfix with some
third-party library (SSL? SASL? SQL?) that includes its own
brain-damaged getopt() routine."

Digging a bit deeper, I spotted a suggestion that SPF might be that
third-party library, so recompiled without that option and bingo! It all
works again.
-- 
Chris Hastie
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