mail/postfix default build options request: SASL

Kubilay Kocak koobs at
Tue Jul 7 05:46:01 UTC 2015

On 7/07/2015 3:31 PM, Gregory Orange wrote:
> Hi Olli and ports@,
> I don't know if this is a helpful forum to raise it, but I would like to
> request that SASL be enabled in the default build options for
> mail/postfix. I am attempting to use binary-only packages wherever
> possible, and so far this is the first where I currently have to build
> it myself.
> I would have thought SASL is in use across many Postfix installations,
> but of course I could be wrong. I was tempted to try out
> SMTP-after-IMAP, but since Postfix has the support, I think SASL is far
> cleaner.
> Would any responders please include me in the CC? I am not subscribed to
> the list.
> Thanks,
> Greg.

If consensus can't be achieved or there is a good reason not to enable
this by default, then postfix-sasl as a slave port may be a desirable
alternative, which I believe has existed in the past.

I'm generally:

 +1 on security related options enabled by default
 +1 on OPTIONS_DEFAULT matching upstream defaults
 -1 on OPTIONS_DEFAULT introducing large dependency sets


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