On 2007-10-21 16:42, "Tuc at T-B-O-H.NET" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >>On 2007-10-21 11:28, "Tuc at T-B-O-H.NET" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >>> Hi, >>> >>> I'd like to upgrade my sendmail version in advance of upgrading to the >>> next release of the OS. >> >> Why? > > I can afford the time to start/stop sendmail here and there, but I > have to schedule the maintenance window to upgrade this particular > machine.
I see. I'd still go for the maintenance window option, unless there is a _very_ pressing need to upgrade Sendmail *today* because of a security update, but you have a point :) >>> # cd /usr/src/lib/libsm >>> # make obj && make depend && make >>> # cd /usr/src/lib/libsmutil >>> # make obj && make depend && make >>> # cd /usr/src/usr.sbin/sendmail >>> # make obj && make depend && make && make install >> >> This can be done only if you manage to upgrade Sendmail sources and >> their build-glue manually, by following *exactly* the same process that >> Gregory Shapiro (our native Sendmail maintainer) uses to do it. > > So where do I find that? I took those instructions from previous > FreeBSD Security announcements against sendmail. The process is described in `/usr/src/contrib/sendmail/FREEBSD-upgrade', but it takes a certain amount of experience with CVS and merging. Even if you don't really want to use CVS to merge the changes yourself, the list of build/install/runtime infrastructure files near the end of this file will prove veery useful. Quoting from a recent copy: % The following files make up the sendmail build/install/runtime % infrastructure in FreeBSD: % % Makefile.inc1 % bin/Makefile % bin/rmail/Makefile % contrib/sendmail/ % [...] >> You are also missing some parts of Sendmail above, like: >> >> /usr/src/bin/rmail >> /usr/src/usr.bin/vacation >> /usr/src/etc/sendmail > > rmail - 99% of delivery is procmail, but good point. > vacation - Not used > etc/sendmail - I don't use default mc's, and don't mind > running older cf's on a newer version. The > change between 8.13 and 8.14 wasn't enough for > us to need to. Interesting bits of that list are: lib/libmilter/Makefile lib/libsm/Makefile lib/libsmdb/Makefile lib/libsmutil/Makefile libexec/mail.local/Makefile libexec/smrsh/Makefile usr.bin/vacation/Makefile usr.sbin/editmap/Makefile usr.sbin/mailstats/Makefile usr.sbin/makemap/Makefile usr.sbin/praliases/Makefile usr.sbin/sendmail/Makefile usr.sbin/mailwrapper/Makefile For future upgrades of Sendmail, it would probably be a good idea to upgrade the libraries *first* and only when you are done building the new libraries to install everything. It may be possible to build everything with MAKEOBJDIRPREFIX='/usr/obj', and install in one go when you are done with everything, but that's something you should probably experiment a bit with -- preferrably in a test machine, before you do the same on a live system. > In the mean time, I got bored, so I did just that. Seems to be working > fine, has processed about 15K emails since. Neat :) _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"