updating sendmail

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Thu May 8 06:13:21 PDT 2003

On Thu, May 08, 2003 at 01:24:22PM +0100, Vince Hoffman wrote:

> 	I want to update the base sendmail from 4.8-RELEASE to the latest
> from ports.
> Is there a way to do this similar to the Bind "PORT_REPLACES_BASE_BIND9"
> option ? or do i have to just make sure the /usr/local/etc/rc.d/sendmail.sh
> is correct and being used ?

Even easier than that.  Just install the port into /usr/local and then
edit /etc/mail/mailer.conf as instructed in the pkg-message file.
4.8-RELEASE already includes the sm-msp mail submission instance, so
you can just use your pre-existing rc.conf setup to start up sendmail:
no rc.d script required.

> also i'm unsure where the ports version will look for its config files, (ie.
> will i need to symlink /etc/mail to /usr/local/etc/mail ?)
> pointers to docs just as welcome as full explainations ;) 

The ports version of sendmail will look in ${PREFIX}/etc/mail for all
of the configuration (.cf) files: you'll have to make sure that your
.mc files reference the correct aliases, virtusertable, access,
local-host-names file etc. so that the generated .cf files reference
the right places.



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