sendmail help

Toomas Aas toomas.aas at
Mon Mar 31 10:13:36 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

Ouch! Sounds like somehow the Postfix binary got lost during the upgrade...

> 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 originally replaced sendmail with postfix.
> and it used to work fine until after the make world.

The trick of keeping your postfix alive through the 'make world' procedure is to 
have NO_SENDMAIL=TRUE in /etc/make.conf and during mergemaster make sure you don't
let it replace anything under /etc/mail.

> sendmail_enable="YES"
> sendmail_flags="-bd"
> sendmail_outbound_enable="NO"
> sendmail_submit_enable="NO"
> sendmail_msp_queue_enable="NO"

I have it exactly the same way on my Postfix server.

> what can I do to fix this?

I would try to re-install the Postfix port.
Toomas Aas | toomas.aas at |
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