From: Mauricio <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: courier confusion
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 15:02:07 -0500

I installed the courier mail server using portupgrade in this freebsd 5.1 box. pkg_info reports it as

courier-ldap-mysql-pgsql-0.44.0 Courier SMTP IMAP POP3 HTTP mail server suite

For starters, I would suggest upgrading the port to 44.2 which is the latest.

so, I then decided to confiigure it so I can actually use it. From the documentation, most of the files I need to access are in /usr/lib/courier. But, when I look for the "courier" directory, I find it in many places but the one that is mentioned above:

Courier is designed so you can install it basically anywhere and what you have found are the FreeBSD default location.

daffy# find / -name courier -print /usr/local/etc/courier

This is where you will configure courier. I suggest you read
and /usr/local/libexec/authlib is also courier :)

See Install - post installation checks.

This are the docs for courier. You certainly want to read INSTALL and FAQ at a minimum and that should answer most of your questions. They exist in both this and the html directory.
Mostly configuration executibles for configuring Courier.

Now, that makes me feel a bit concerned. I have no problem with it sitting on /usr/local, but since the docs mention a lot the lib directory, and I cannot find it, I get concerned. Further down in the documentation, there is a mention of the file /usr/lib/courier/bin/sendmail. Looking for sendmail, I found it everywhere but inside a courier directory:

See: /etc/mail/mailer.conf should give courier paths also you might want to do a
ls -l `which sendmail` should help understand.

daffy# find / -name sendmail -print /usr/libexec/sendmail /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail /usr/local/bin/sendmail /usr/sbin/sendmail /usr/share/sendmail /usr/src/contrib/file/Magdir/sendmail /usr/src/contrib/sendmail /usr/src/contrib/sendmail/include/sendmail /usr/src/etc/rc.d/sendmail /usr/src/etc/sendmail /usr/src/share/sendmail /usr/src/usr.sbin/sendmail /usr/ports/mail/sendmail /usr/obj/usr/src/usr.sbin/sendmail /usr/obj/usr/src/usr.sbin/sendmail/sendmail /usr/obj/usr/src/etc/sendmail /var/tmp/temproot/usr/libexec/sendmail /var/tmp/temproot/usr/obj/usr/src/etc/sendmail /var/tmp/temproot/usr/share/sendmail /etc/rc.d/sendmail /etc.old/rc.d/sendmail daffy#

Am I missing something here? Because, it does feel like courier's sendmail may have been installed wherever it felt doing so. Or nowhere at all. =(

Courier's sendmail in in /usr/local/bin/sendmail. I suggest you read the courier docs and you might want to do man mailer.conf

I'm running courier from the 44.2 port every since it was updated with no problems what so ever.

Good luck,

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