I use postfix for my mail servers, rather than sendmail. Postfix installs the sendmail-replacement programs under /usr/local. The programs from contrib/sendmail are under /usr, so you end up with two copies of these programs when postfix is installed. To avoid prevent security issues and other problems I remove the old contrib/sendmail binaries and define NO_SENDMAIL in /etc/make.conf.
For better integration, postfix can be started through the mailer configuration in the base system by adding certain lines to /etc/rc.conf and /etc/mail/mailer.conf. This points sendmail, mailq, etc. to /usr/local/sbin/sendmail. This works very well, with one exception, the periodic scripts don't seem to run. I've been able to narrow this down to this error from /usr/bin/mail: /usr/bin/mail tries to run /usr/sbin/sendmail directly. This probably isn't a good idea, since IIRC sendmail can now be package-ized and removed from the base system as well as excluded from buildworld. This is what seems to be breaking the periodic script, since I get this error when running periodic: # periodic daily mail: /usr/sbin/sendmail: No such file or directory # mail someone Subject: foo foo . EOT # mail: /usr/sbin/sendmail: No such file or directory Why would /usr/bin/mail be doing this? I couldn't find any knobs for periodic.conf or mail.rc that would affect this. I've had this problem with other programs and shells where if you run a program without giving a path (forcing a path search), then move the program to another point in the path (say from /usr/bin to /usr/local/bin), you'll get similar "file not found" errors. Rebooting fixes the problem, but rebooting hasn't fixed this one. Also, I can fix the problem by making a symlink from the postfix sendmail binary to /usr/sbin/sendmail, but that's not really a workable solution. How do I fix this? _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"