Mail(1) breaks when contrib/sendmail is replaced with postfix?
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Jul 13 02:19:14 PDT 2004
On Tue, Jul 13, 2004 at 12:57:21AM -0700, Darren Pilgrim wrote:
> /usr/bin/mail tries to run /usr/sbin/sendmail directly. This probably isn't
> a good idea, since IIRC sendmail can now be package-ized and removed from
> the base system as well as excluded from buildworld. This is what seems to
> be breaking the periodic script, since I get this error when running
Piping a message into /usr/sbin/sendmail is the standard Unix API for
sending e-mail. You shouldn't remove it just because of the name
Despite the name, that is not the sendmail(8) binary on FreeBSD. It's
a link to a wrapper program that substitutes which ever MTA (postfix,
exim, qmail, sendmail, etc.) you wish to use.
It's all explained in the mailwrapper(8) man page.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
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