qpopper compile failure

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Mar 13 14:23:49 UTC 2012

On 13/03/2012 13:01, David Southwell wrote:
> qpopper has been working fine (amd64 running postfix) but on portupgrade I am
> Getting the following error:
> set MISSING_OBJS to  base64.o 
> set MISSING_SRCS to  base64.c 
> Set AR_FLAG =  -r ; RANLIB_CMD = 
> checking for sendmail program... ERROR: The sendmail program cannot be located
> ===>  Script "configure" failed unexpectedly.
> sendmail is 
> [root at dns1 /usr/ports/mail/qpopper]# whereis sendmail 
> sendmail: /usr/local/sbin/sendmail /usr/local/man/man1/sendmail.1.gz 
> /usr/src/usr.sbin/sendmail
> qpopper config log includes the following lines:
> PATH: /usr/local/kde4/bin
> PATH: /sbin
> PATH: /bin
> PATH: /usr/sbin
> PATH: /usr/bin
> PATH: /usr/games
> PATH: /usr/local/sbin
> PATH: /usr/local/share/lprof
> PATH: /usr/local/bin
> PATH: /home/admin/bin
> Does anyone have any idea why this error might occur?

Yes.  All unix apps that send e-mail expect to do it by piping the mail
into /usr/sbin/sendmail.  Despite the name, on FreeBSD that is not
actually sendmail-brand sendmail, but mailwrapper(8) -- a handy program
that redirects that piped input into the MTA of your choice.

(sendmail q.v. is actually in /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail)

Restore /usr/sbin/sendmail and verify that the contents of
/etc/mail/mailer.conf are sane, and qpopper should spring into life again.



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