Off topic but sendmail help needed

Rob freebsd at
Sat Apr 10 14:32:36 PDT 2004

That's really strange then. The Makefile is right there in the /etc/mail
directory and this is what it looks like:

# $FreeBSD: src/contrib/sendmail/etc.mail/Makefile,v 1.1 2000/07/07 21:06:52
qzhou Exp $

all: access.db mailertable.db virtusertable.db catchall.db aliases.db

access.db: access
        /usr/sbin/makemap hash access < access

virtusertable.db: virtusertable
        /usr/sbin/makemap hash virtusertable < virtusertable

catchall.db: catchall
        /usr/sbin/makemap hash catchall < catchall

mailertable.db: mailertable
        /usr/sbin/makemap hash mailertable < mailertable

aliases.db: aliases

        @echo Generating empty mailertable
        sed -e 's/^/#/' < mailertable.sample > mailertable

        @echo Generating empty access
        sed -e 's/^/#/' < access.sample > access

        @echo Generating empty virtusertable
        sed -e 's/^/#/' < virtusertable.sample > virtusertable

        @echo Generating empty catchall
        sed -e 's/^/#/' < catchall.sample > catchall

        rm -f access.db virtusertable.db mailertable.db catchall.db

-----Original Message-----
From: Warren Block [mailto:wblock at]
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 5:28 PM
To: Rob
Cc: freebsd-questions at
Subject: RE: Off topic but sendmail help needed

On Sat, 10 Apr 2004, Rob wrote:

> Thanks for the help,
> I have got my mc file all ready to go with the dnsbl lines I need, but
> I try to make I get this error:
> make: don't know how to make install. Stop
> I've been going around in circles with this all day and it's making me
> :-)

That would mean the Makefile is gone or overwritten, or you're not
in /etc/mail when you try it.  Here's the version comment from mine:

# $FreeBSD: src/etc/mail/Makefile,v 2003/07/12 23:23:46 gshapiro
Exp $

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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