buildworld selectively?

Walter Hurry walterhurry at
Mon Jun 10 18:14:00 UTC 2013

On Sun, 09 Jun 2013 21:08:23 -0400, Robert Huff wrote:

> Walter Hurry writes:
>>  Fair enough. Point taken, thanks. Nevertheless I see no reason to
>>  compile stuff I neither want nor need.
> 	While I endorse the principle ... it can be difficult for the
> casual user to know which parts can be removed without blowing up things
> they want.
> 	(Been there, had to change the underwear after the new kernel
> didn't boot.  Booted old kernel, fixed things.)
Wise words. The kernel and world builds/installs went fine, but soon 
afterwards I noticed a problem with the mail/dcc-dccd port (required, in 
my case, by SpamAssassin), which would not rebuild, complaining that the 
base sendmail was not found or too old.

Since I use Postfix, I had set WITHOUT_SENDMAIL in /etc/src.conf. I shall 
remove it and rebuild. C'est la vie!

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