Sendmail 8.4.4_1 error: junk pointer, too high to make sense

Paul Macdonald paul at
Fri Mar 12 10:35:16 UTC 2010


This might just be a heads up for other people who haven't upgraded this 
port yet but my

sendmail+tls+sasl2-8.14.4 < needs updating (port has 8.14.4_1)

led to a unstartable sendmail with:

sendmail in free(): error: junk pointer, too high to make sense

I just used portdowngrade to go back to 8.14.4 ( downgrade  
/usr/ports/mail/sendmail  not /usr/ports/mail/sendmail-sasl2 if you're 
in the same boat)

The upgrade was fine on 5 or 6 other boxes but the error was on a 
production box so i can't furnish much more details as obviously had to 
fix asap.

Any suggestions as how to fix properly, or anyone else with same problem?


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