Cannot rebuild Sendmail (with sasl2)

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Wed Aug 29 11:28:26 PDT 2007

On Aug 29, 2007, at 11:02 AM, brad davison wrote:
> I have gotten nearly everything configured and running smoothly  
> except for SMTP AUTH.
> Before I tried to build in the SASL2 stuff, I had done a full src- 
> all update via cvsup, and at that time, I was able to rebuild  
> sendmail, and rebuild the world.
> After installing the cyrus-sasl2-saslauthd port, I am now unable to  
> rebuild sendmail and/or The World.
> Whether I am rebuilding sendmail or the World, I get an error on  
> libsmutil.a.
> Specifically :
> make: don't know how to make /usr/src/usr.sbin/sendmail/../../lib/ 
> libsmutil/libsmutil.a. Stop
> after doing a 'find / -name libsmutil.a'
> libsmutil.a exists at: /usr/obj/usr/src/lib/libsmutil/libsmutil.a

It's not quite clear how you are doing the rebuild of sendmail or the  
world with the Cyrus SASL stuff integrated; what commands you run and  
a bit more output (use script or nohup) would be helpful.  This being  
said, when I was using sendmail+SMTP AUTH rather than Postfix, adding  
something like the following to /etc/make.conf would result in the  
"make buildworld" process giving one a SMTP AUTH capable sendmail:

   SENDMAIL_CFLAGS+= -I/usr/local/ssl/include -I/usr/local/include - 
   SENDMAIL_LDFLAGS+= -L/usr/local/ssl/lib
   SENDMAIL_LDADD+= -lssl -lcrypto

Note that this config predates OpenSSL being part of base, so you  
could probably remove the references to "-I/usr/local/ssl/include"  
and "-L/usr/local/ssl/lib" on a newer version of FreeBSD...


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