postfix not starting

Jeremy Chadwick koitsu at
Thu Aug 9 15:12:33 PDT 2007

On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 10:46:06PM +0100, Bill Smith wrote:
> This is a newly installed stable machine, cvsupped and rebuilt this weekend.
> I have installed postfix with amavisd-new and clamav.
> They are all set for startup in /etc/rc.conf and sendmail is appropriately marked out, I have set up quite a few of these in the recent past.
> However neither amavis, clamav or postfix start automatically, they can all be started manually.
> I have turned on rc_debug, but they are not mentioned at all, their scripts are all in /usr/local/etc/rc.d. The only script mentioned in the debug output is fetchmail, which is not enabled in the rc.conf.
> They are all freshly install from ports.
> Where can I start looking to get this running?

Sounds like a broken /etc/rc.subr.  Are you sure you "rebuilt" the
box correctly, following the procedures in /usr/src/Makefile in the
correct order?  mergemaster sounds like it may have been missed...

Just a shot in the dark.

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