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Date:      Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:53:19 -0400
From:      William Dudley <wfdudley@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   difficulty installing sendmail+tls+sasl2 package
Message-ID:  <CAFsnNZ+4Ww2Fb_DTQaCT4F=TUhLf--DymY4J0y4yVeD2NUg97w@mail.gmail.com>

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I've been running my own sendmail based server for many years.

I'm currently running FreeBSD 10.3, with base sendmail.

It works, but lacks SASL support.

I found a mention of package sendmail+tls+sasl2 and thought I'd try that.
After all, I have a running sendmail, how hard could it be?

HAH!

pkg install sendmail+tls+sasl2 "worked", in that it installed stuff and
didn't
report any error messages.

I follow the first instruction:

you should add in /etc/make.conf:
SENDMAIL_CF_DIR=        /usr/local/share/sendmail/cf

So far, so good.

Later, in the printed instructions, it says:

To activate sendmail as your default mailer, call the target 'mailer.conf':
$ cd /usr/ports/mail/sendmail && make mailer.conf

Your '/etc/mail/mailer.conf' should look like this:
#
# Execute the "real" sendmail program, named /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail
#
sendmail        /usr/local/sbin/sendmail

I didn't do the make mailer.conf, because I don't understand why
stuff in the ports tree is being referenced.  This is a pkg, not
a port.

And then there's this:

ls -l /usr/local/bin/sendmail
ls: /usr/local/bin/sendmail: No such file or directory

So that's kind of worrying.


I go to /usr/local/share/sendmail/cf and read the README.

It says to do this:


This email is free of malware because I run Linux.



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