Problems with Postfix port

Chris Hastie lists at
Wed Apr 19 19:58:34 UTC 2006

On Wed, 19 Apr 2006, Paul Schmehl <pauls at> wrote
>Kevin Kinsey wrote:
>>> To build Postfix on FreeBSD you MUST USE the FreeBSD
>>> getopt() system routine, not the GNU version."
>>> Is this likely to be the case if I installed from the port? If so, 
>>>how  do I get
>>> around it? And any suggestions about spawn?
>>> Thanks
>>  It doesn't seem likely to me that this is the problem,
>To me either.  I ran into a problem a while back with Postfix, and 
>that's the same answer they gave me.  It turned out to be a problem 
>with SPF.  Once I deselected that, postfix compiled fine.

Ah, I think they are connected. I had a response off list that suggested 
makefile. A google on this led me to a suggestion from Wietse that this 
hack is unnecessary and "Perhaps you linked Postfix with some 
third-party library (SSL? SASL? SQL?) that includes its own 
brain-damaged getopt() routine."

Digging a bit deeper, I spotted a suggestion that SPF might be that 
third-party library, so recompiled without that option and bingo! It all 
works again.
Chris Hastie

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