'postfix upgrade-configuration' gives false message at end.
galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Fri Mar 2 20:47:26 UTC 2018
On 03/02/18 14:02, James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions wrote:
> While running 'postfix upgrade configuration' I received this message:
> Note: the following files or directories still exist but are
> no longer part of Postfix:
> /usr/local/etc/postfix/access /usr/local/etc/postfix/canonical
> /usr/local/etc/postfix/generic /usr/local/etc/postfix/header_checks
> /usr/local/etc/postfix/relocated /usr/local/etc/postfix/transport
> Googling this uncovers that this statement is utterly false and
> without any foundation whatsoever. This was confirmed by no less an
> authority than Wietse Venema.^1
> So, who added this notice and for what purpose? Why would one wish to
> deliberately mislead people that are no doubt upgrading an existing
> smtp mail service. Otherwise they would not be running 'postfix
> upgrade-configuration' to begin with.
Here would be an answer:
root at point:~ # cd /usr/ports/mail/postfix
root at point:/usr/ports/mail/postfix # make maintainer
ohauer at FreeBSD.org
I haven't seen the message myself, if I did and verified it as you did I
would e-mail all this to port maintainer above (ohauer at FreeBSD.org).
> I am sure that those of us that are in the midst of an upgrade in
> place really do not appreciate the additional stress that this
> falsehood engenders. Not top mention the waste of time researching
> the implications of this statement.
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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