sendmail issues - make fails to create aliases.db in /etc/mail

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Jan 13 01:06:23 UTC 2010

On Tue, 12 Jan 2010, Jim wrote:

>> Looks like you're using postfix pretending to be sendmail.  Evidently
>> postfix doesn't build aliases.db the same way.  You might try newaliases.
> I tried that, but it had an identical result.

If you want to keep postfix, you'll have to figure it out separately. 
>From the verbose messages, it looked like it may have put aliases.db in 
/etc, not /etc/mail.  Did you install postfix from ports?

If you want to go back to sendmail, deinstalling the postfix port may 
restore /etc/mail/mailer.conf to the original state.  Otherwise, see 
the man page for mailer.conf.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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