postfix INST_BASE option

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Thu Nov 3 22:33:39 UTC 2011

Janos Dohanics <web at> writes:

> Could you comment on the pros and cons of using INST_BASE=on in postfix
> on a production server?

I wouldn't describe either the pros or the cons as particularly strong.  

If you're not going to use sendmail, you might want to remove it.  If
you do source upgrades, then setting WITHOUT_SENDMAIL in src.conf will
keep it from getting built or installed, and will enable you to remove
the existing sendmail files as part of "make delete-old".

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