New Port PR not listed

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Tue Feb 1 01:26:12 PST 2005

On Sat, Jan 29, 2005 at 10:44:54PM -0800, Loren M. Lang wrote:
> A week ago I used send-pr to send in a new port for a package called
> cinelerra I just ported to FreeBSD.  I was looking at the pr summary
> page on the FreeBSD site and couldn't find my pr.  Does this mean that
> there could of been a problem with my pr getting sent or just that no
> one has taken a look at it and officially posted it yet?

No.  It probably means that the FreeBSD mail server has rejected your
e-mail as part of it's anti-spam settings.  It's very strict about
accepting only absolutely correctly addressed e-mails.  If the e-mail
isn't up to scratch, it will be silently dropped into /dev/null.

One thing that will often trip you up when using send-pr(1) is having
sendmail(8) correctly set up on the local machine -- most mail
programs such as Thunderbird will speak directly to your ISPs smart
mail host and will fill in the correct e-mail addresses for you.  One
thing that will cause your e-mail to be instantly rejected is if it is
sent using an unreachable 'From' address.  You can fill in the correct
address in the send-pr(1) editing screen, but it's easier in the long
run to configure sendmail to insert appropriate addresses

The 'MASQUERADE' features of sendmail are generally what you need to
do that, although there are other mechanisms available.  Look for the
documentation in /usr/share/sendmail/cf/README on:




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