Subject: Installing Postfix From Source
To: None <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/19/2005 16:09:46
Since Postfix 2.2 isn't in pkgsrc yet, I was thinking I'd install it
from source. However, before I start digging around too much, I was
wondering if anybody else had suggestions on how to do "properly" by
using /etc/mailer.conf.

Normally postfix, when installed from source, wants to overwrite the
current postfix and sendmail binaries (including /usr/sbin/sendmail).
However, during the install you can give it an "install_root"
directory; if you give it /usr/local/postfix, it will stick stuff under
/usr/local/postfix/etc/postfix, /usr/local/postfix/usr/sbin, and so on.

While I'm happy to copy the config from /usr/local/etc to /etc, has
anybody got an easy way to configure the system to use the binaries from
/usr/local/postfix rather than the root? Or should I just not bother,
and wipe out my current postfix installation?

Curt Sampson  <>   +81 90 7737 2974
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