Sendmail and Postfix
matthew at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jun 22 18:40:07 UTC 2012
On 22/06/2012 19:19, Walter Hurry wrote:
> It seems that Sendmail is embedded somehow in the base system. What is
> the 'approved' way to get rid of /usr/bin/mailq? Or better, remove
You don't need to remove the base system sendmail. All you need to do
is set up /etc/mail/mailer.conf properly -- and installing the postfix
port should do that for you -- and then any reference to
/usr/sbin/sendmail, /usr/bin/mailq, usr/bin/hoststat etc. will run
postfix instead. It's really very nicely done.
PS. Alright, yes. You can prevent sendmail from being built as part of
the base system by defining 'WITHOUT_SENDMAIL=yes' in /etc/src.conf, but
this supposes that you want to build the system yourself, rather than
using, say, freebsd-update(8). See src.conf(5) and read in
/usr/src/UPDATING and the Handbook about the procedure for building the
system from source.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.
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