Subject: Re: sendmail install from - no
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Martin Weber <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/31/2003 20:44:08
On Mon, Mar 31, 2003 at 01:20:48PM -0500, Andrew Brown wrote:
> (...)
> gah!  that file gets built wrong.  argh!
> oh.  i see.  the make process gets confused because there's a
> in the *source* directory, so it removes that one and then
> totally botches rebuilding it.  hrm.
> go to /usr/share/sendmail/cf, remove the you have there (if
> any), and type "make" again.  it should be fine.
> (...)

Actually, I did not do make but m4 > in
/usr/share/sendmail/cf, and the result is:

VERSIONID(Id:,v 2002/12/29 03:54:34 ca Exp)
FEATURE(msp, [])

Now when I do make the result is:

# make
rm -f /usr/src/gnu/dist/sendmail/cf/cf/
(cd /usr/share/sendmail/cf/../cf &&  m4 /usr/share/sendmail/cf/../m4/cf.m4 /usr/share/sendmail/cf//usr/src/gnu/dist/sendmail/cf/cf/ > /usr/share/sendmail/cf//usr/src/gnu/dist/sendmail/cf/cf/
cannot create /usr/share/sendmail/cf//usr/src/gnu/dist/sendmail/cf/cf/ directory nonexistent
*** Error code 2

make: stopped in /usr/share/sendmail/cf
# pwd

then a second make works fine and produces a usable
(at least from what I can tell on the first sight).

Having m4 and make delivering different results is surprising. Until now,
I've handled sendmail by creating my .mc files and letting m4 do the work.
that should work for, too, imho.

I'll file the pr for etcupdate, too.