procmail keeps dieing on freebsd 5.4 with postfix

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Jun 15 18:43:12 GMT 2005

On Wed, 15 Jun 2005, Matt Juszczak wrote:

> We are currently moving to a new mail server that is FreeBSD-based.  Our old 
> mail server is a chrooted slackware box that hasn't been upgraded in years 
> because no one even had access to it for a while (the management of the 
> company I work for used to stink, its better now).  Our new mail server has 
> 3000 accounts on it, that are active, but only about 50 of them are actually 
> functioning (one of our virtual domains).  We haven't switched the MX record 
> for our main ISP yet, we're waiting to make sure the box is stable first.  So 
> to answer your question, there is only about a 50-user lynch mob and most of 
> those users are internal to our ISP (employees, etc.).... I would not make a 
> change on something that had more live users, especially paying customers.
> Our current mail server supports procmail, and we have about 50 users who use 
> it.  Therefore, thats why I was turning it on on the new server. We're 
> working on basically mirroring the old server to the new one and making sure 
> that our change will be swift and efficient.  I've considered using postfix's 
> internal LDA and just calling procmail from inside a .forward file for those 
> users who need it/want it ... this might end up fixing the problems.

Did you build procmail from ports or bare?  Just asking because there 
are ten patch files included with the port...

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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