Subject: Re: sendmail install from build.sh - no submit.cf
To: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
From: George Michaelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/01/2003 08:57:09
On Mon, 31 Mar 2003 10:30:12 -0500 Andrew Brown <email@example.com> wrote:
> >I did (cd /usr/src; ./build.sh -E build) and have a foonly fine system of
> >current, but I notice that my sendmail borked at boot, complaining that the
> >/etc/mail/sendmail.cf was for v9.
> did you try /etc/postinstall after you were done building? that
> always helps a lot.
doesn't build do that for you? doesn't etcupdate do that for you?
(shrug) no I didn't do /etc/postinstall. Ok. rate me clueless, but when did
that make it into the *documented* "you should do this" phase of a build.sh
run? Cos I got pointed at etcupdate, and run that believing 'it fixes things'
> >so I did manual stuff to upgrade (cd /usr/src/gnu/usr.sbin/sendmail/cf/cf;
> >make && make install) and it writes to /usr/share/sendmail, not /etc/mail/
> that's correct behavior. a "make install" will not install files into
> /etc, since that has a high probability of overwriting files you are
> expected to be able to modify freely.
> have you modified your /etc/mail/sendmail.cf file at all, or did you
> simply use the one that was originally installed?
I modified one by hand many many currents ago.
> >hmm. Have I somehow missed a step in a critical bugfix/patch upgrade which
> >created the submit.mc and cf from the netbsd-msp.mc?
> well...you've found the step. i suppose you didn't find anything
> telling you want to do next though. where did you look?
> there are two sample submit.cf type files in /usr/share/sendmail/cf:
> submit.cf and netbsd-msp.cf. if you don't see them there, cd to that
> directory and make them (ie type "make submit.cf" or "make
> netbsd-msp.cf"). copy one to /etc/mail/submit.cf.
ummm hows a boy meant to know to do that?
> >etcupdate didn't complain either.
> hmm...never tried that.
odd. how come I think its de rigeur?
anyways thanks for clues.
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