misc/103065: newaliases command of postfix overwritten

Daniel Gerzo danger at FreeBSD.org
Sat Sep 9 15:40:27 PDT 2006

The following reply was made to PR misc/103065; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Daniel Gerzo <danger at FreeBSD.org>
To: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org, erwin.vandevelde at gmail.com
Cc: doc at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: misc/103065: newaliases command of postfix overwritten
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2006 00:33:56 +0200

 Hello bug-followup,
  >> Reinstall postfix.
  >> A better solution would be of course to ask the user during installation of the base system or not overwriting newaliases when postfix is installed. Requiring a full path specification of newaliases and putting it in different locations is also a possible solution.
  > The latter is what the ports system already does when installing
  > postfix.  Unless you deliberately configured your system otherwise,
  > the postfix version of newaliases will go into /usr/local/bin/newaliases.
  Nobbut it's /usr/local/sbin/sendmail.
  Also users running postfix are supposed to add NO_SENDMAIL=yes to the
  /etc/make.conf file, I would say.
  Is there anyone else who think that this PR can be closed, as this
  "bug" is result of user's misconfiguration?
 Best regards,
  Daniel                          mailto:danger at FreeBSD.org

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