"net/sendemail" fails after updating Perl

Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Mon May 23 17:33:48 UTC 2011

On Mon, 23 May 2011 19:09:51 +0200 (CEST)
Marco Beishuizen <mbeis at xs4all.nl> articulated:

> On Mon, 23 May 2011, the wise Jerry wrote:
> >> In my case spamd sometimes terminates, and sometimes not. I don't
> >> know when or why unfortunately.
> >
> > Did you try the patch from Hajimu UMEMOTO <ume at mahoroba.org> in a
> > previous post? I cannot do it until this evening. I am wondering if
> > it might correct your problem also. I don't use "spamd" so I cannot
> > test it myself.
> >
> > BTW, did you post a PR against the port as well as informing the
> > port maintainer regarding this abnormality?
> I use FreeBSD for a long time but I've never done this before. Sounds 
> probably stupid but how does this work (both the patch and a PR)?

OK, I just used the patch and updated the port and all is well.

To patch the port Makefile, cd to /usr/ports/net/p5-IO-Socket-INET6 and
then place the patch into that directory. You can name the patch
anything you like; ie, New_Make for example. Then as a privileged user
(root) run: patch <New_Make or whatever you named the patch file. It
will back up your existing Makefile and distinfo files. You can give
the "patch" command a "-C" flag to see what it will do without actually
overwriting anything first if you  want. Now, simply update the port;
ie, make clean && make deinstall && make reinstall && make distclean.

You will probably have to restart anything that depends on that port
however for it to take effect. Good luck.

For the PR, I usually use the web based mechanism.
<http://www.freebsd.org/send-pr.html>. It is pretty self explanatory.

Jerry ✌
jerry+ports at seibercom.net

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