shared object needed by courier MTA

Norberto Meijome freebsd at
Sat Jul 21 06:15:56 UTC 2007

On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 22:27:01 -0700 (PDT)
johan Hartono <johan0214 at> wrote:

> From: johan Hartono <johan0214 at>
> To: 'Norberto Meijome' <freebsd at>
> Cc: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: RE: shared object needed by courier MTA
> Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 22:27:01 -0700 (PDT)
> Dear norberto,
> Thanks a lot for your email. I tried your suggestion
> and install 6.2-RELEASE
> and it solved my problem. I just realize that they
> don't include
> in 5.5-RELEASE but put
> instead while they put
> it in 6.2-RELEASE. Btw showmodules command is an
> internal courier's command
> to check whether my installation is complete or not.
> I tried to build the whole package from the source
> code but it gives me
> error in configure phase. It says can't find
> pcre/pcre.h in my system even
> though I have installed PCRE-7.1. Any hint?

Hi johan,
when you say 'installing from source' - are you using the ports system ? 

as in /usr/ports 

If you are not, you are **STRONGLY** suggested you learn how to use it instead.
You can definitely build code from source by downloading some product tarball
and building it from scratch, but you need to know your way around the system.
That's what the ports are for - dead easy software management.

You can read about it here :

you can also install from  precompiled binaries called 'packages', but you get
a standard build, rather than one you may want to configure to your needs:

> As you can see, I'm very newbie in this BSD stuff. 

start by reading the Handbook. You can find it in your system under


or in ,

> A
> lot more home works and
> reading I need to do. But Thanks a lot once again for
> your email though.

np at all :)

> I'm from Semarang, Indonesia and I would be very happy
> to be able to meet
> another FreeBSD guru in my area.

I am not a guru by far, but I am in the APAC area, in Sydney. :)
{Beto|Norberto|Numard} Meijome

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