[blfs-book] [BLFS Trac] #4723: Drop or Fix sendmail-8.14.8

BLFS Trac trac at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Feb 20 14:16:05 PST 2014


#4723: Drop or Fix sendmail-8.14.8
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 Reporter:  Krejzi  |      Owner:  blfs-book@…
     Type:  task    |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal  |  Milestone:  7.5
Component:  BOOK    |    Version:  SVN
 Severity:  normal  |   Keywords:
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 The package configuring section is broken in some way. The instructions
 don't work for me.

 {{{
 # newaliases -v
 Cannot rebuild aliases: no database format defined
 Cannot create database for alias file /etc/mail/aliases
 # cat /etc/mail/aliases
 postmaster: root
 MAILER-DAEMON: root

 root [ /home/armin/src/sendmail-8.14.8 ]# m4 m4/cf.m4 sendmail.mc >
 sendmail.cf
 m4: cannot open `m4/cf.m4': No such file or directory
 m4: cannot open `sendmail.mc': No such file or directory
 # find . -name m4
 ./cf/m4
 # cd cf
 # m4 m4/cf.m4 sendmail.mc > sendmail.cf
 m4: cannot open `sendmail.mc': No such file or directory
 *** ERROR: No system type defined (use OSTYPE macro)
 }}}

 Unless I'm doing something wrong (and I'm not, I'm just copy/pasting the
 instructions), the package seems broken. It was tagged LFS7.4 built, so no
 one bothered to test it. Since its build system requires IQ over 9000 to
 understand, I won't bother to try to fix it. It took me some time to
 prevent it from installing manual pages in /usr/man.

 There are better alternatives like exim and postfix, and unless someone
 wants to really fix it, I suggest that it should be dropped entirely.

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