sendmail help

Andrew Y Ng ayn at
Mon Mar 31 07:30:09 PST 2003

> I did a make world and this is what I get at the next reboot.
> Starting standard daemons: inetd cron sshd sendmailsendmail:execing
> /usr/local/sbin/sendmail:No such file or directory
> this is my  mailer.conf
> #
> # Execute the Postfix sendmail program, named /usr/local/sbin/sendmail
> #
> sendmail        /usr/local/sbin/sendmail
> send-mail       /usr/local/sbin/sendmail
> mailq           /usr/local/sbin/sendmail
> newaliases      /usr/local/sbin/sendmail

I have /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail instead.

> I originally replaced sendmail with postfix.
> and it used to work fine until after the make world.
> here is part of my rc.conf.
> sendmail_enable="YES"
> sendmail_flags="-bd"
> sendmail_outbound_enable="NO"
> sendmail_submit_enable="NO"
> sendmail_msp_queue_enable="NO"
> sshd_enable="YES"
> If I change the mailer.conf file to
> sendmail        /usr/sbin/sendmail
> send-mail       /usr/sbin/sendmail
> mailq           /usr/sbin/sendmail
> newaliases      /usr/sbin/sendmail
> and reboot, it hangs when it's trying to load the daemons.

I think the real sendmail is at /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail, not
/usr/sbin/sendmail, which points to mailwrapper

> what can I do to fix this?

if you want to continue to use postfix, try re-installing the postfix port,
it should fix it. (i haven't used postfix myself, but looks like the
pkg-install script would take care of replacing the sendmail setup)

if you don't want sendmail to be installed when you do a make world, put the
following line in /etc/make.conf:


andrew y ng  <ayn at>
independent computer consultants

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