Removing sendmail from an installed system
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Tue Jul 24 14:16:28 UTC 2012
Darren Pilgrim <list_freebsd at bluerosetech.com> writes:
> I'm removing sendmail entirely from an installed system. I had
> WITHOUT_SENDMAIL in /etc/src.conf when I updated to RELENG_8_3, but
> that left an old version of sendmail rotting away on disk. This is
> the list I have so far:
> /etc/mail/* (excluding mailer.conf)
> Is this list complete? I'm intentionally leaving the stuff for
> mailwrapper. I'm ok with leaving /etc/rc.d/sendmail behind as well,
> but it looks like it's not needed by anything (i.e., nothing requires
"make delete-old"; see the section "Deleting obsolete files, directories
and libraries" in the handbook.
> Even though I have WITHOUT_SENDMAIL specified and the world was built
> with that, mergemaster still installs /etc/mail/aliases and
> /etc/rc.d/sendmail. Is there a way to prevent this other than adding
> them to IGNORE_FILES in mergemasterrc?
There are other ways, but that's the first one I would think of. Note
that neither of these files can be harmful, and might (especially
aliases) be used by other MTA.
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