[Fwd: Re: Problems with Postfix port]

Chris Hastie lists at oak-wood.co.uk
Thu Apr 20 12:31:12 UTC 2006

On Wed, 19 Apr 2006, Marcus Alves Grando <mnag at FreeBSD.org> wrote:

> It's a known problem.
> Use mail/postfix-policyd-spf instead of SPF patch.

Probably be good if the SPF option wasn't available in mail/postfix then :)

Ironically, I don't need the SPF patch because I do SPF lookups, amongst many
other things, in a home spun policy daemon. But including it caused spawn to
fail meaning I couldn't run that policy daemon.

> Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> I'm forwarding this to the ports list.  Obviously someone needs to look
>> in to the libspfs port and fix the problem with it.
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: Re: Problems with Postfix port
>> Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 20:57:55 +0100
>> From: Chris Hastie <lists at oak-wood.co.uk>
>> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>> References: <20060419123750.bdrk23dpw8o8skok at imp.oak-wood.co.uk>
>> <4446532D.4050204 at daleco.biz> <444671E9.9090904 at utdallas.edu>
>> On Wed, 19 Apr 2006, Paul Schmehl <pauls at utdallas.edu> 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.
> --
> Marcus Alves Grando
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