rebuilding Postfix to ad MySQL support

Xin LI delphij at
Wed Dec 5 17:34:48 PST 2007

Hash: SHA1

jekillen wrote:
> Hello;
> Can I get some advice:
> I have Postfix installed from package at system install.
> I am trying to set up Cyrus Imap and Cyradm. These
> have specified use of mysql for database types. After
> carefully crafting the configuration files for Postfix, I
> am informed tha Postfix does not support MySQL tables
> as it stands. I have received instruction from Postfix list
> about how to add the support:
> $ make -f Makefile.init makefiles \
>     'CCARGS=-DHAS_MYSQL -I/usr/local/include/mysql' \
>     'AUXLIBS=-L/usr/local/lib/mysql -lmysqlclient -lz -lm'
>     Wietsed
> I assume this is done in the Postfix port dir (and, impatiently,
> I am wondering if this is the correct syntax for csh).
> My question is:
> should I de-install the existing Postfix package first?
> I have laboriously crafted and the various
> database files. I could copy them somewhere else
> and re instate them. But why if the existing configuration
> files won't be bothered.
> Please forgive my novice* user level. I am learning as I go
> along. I am a hobbyist at this stage. Perhaps tomorrow,
> who knows?
> * I am a little beyond 'newby' but not by much.
> Thank you in advance
> Jeff K

Ah, he assumes that you do all build manually, but with ports system
that would be much easier.

First, synchronize your ports tree (portsnap fetch update or portsnap
fetch extract);

Second, go to /usr/ports/mail/postfix, do: make config

Then a dialog box would appear, choose what you want (MySQL).

Then, do 'make clean all deinstall install' as root; then do 'make clean'.

Note that if you have portupgrade installed the last step can be
automatized with 'portupgrade -Nf mail/postfix'.

Hope this helps.

- --
Xin LI <delphij at>
FreeBSD - The Power to Serve!
Version: GnuPG v2.0.4 (FreeBSD)


More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list