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Date:      Wed, 7 Sep 2011 05:25:50 +0200
From:      Xavier FreeBSD questions <xavierfreebsdquestions@gmail.com>
To:        Daniel Bye <freebsd-questions@slightlystrange.org>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: fetchmail in "system-wide mode"
Message-ID:  <CALe6D=sbBYF8hESPc16kQ1rM+Yf=Ky-2K0Z7T0A3QWAq2FHumw@mail.gmail.com>
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On Tue, Sep 06, 2011 at 03:19:36PM +0100, Daniel Bye wrote:

Hi Daniel,

> On Tue, Sep 06, 2011 at 03:10:50PM +0200, Xavier FreeBSD questions wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > On the Internet there are some sites where they say to start
fetchmail(1) in
> > "system-wide" should put these two options in rc.conf(5) :
> >
> > fetchmail_enable="YES"
> > fetchmail_polling_interval="60"
>
> This has worked for me in the past when I've needed fetchmail(1).
>
> >
> > Although the second is optional and at first has little to do with this
> > question because this question is addressed rather to the first option.
> >
> > I searched in /etc/defaults/rc.conf and rc.conf(5) manual and find no
> > reference to these two options.
>
> This is to be expected. fetchmail(1) is a port, not part of the base
system.
>
>
> >
> > I have them in my rc.conf(5) but fetchmail(1) does not start
automatically.
> >
> > In /usr/src/UPDATING not found any reference to it.
>
> Again, what you'd expect.
>
> >
> > Which is the correct way to start fetchmail(1) in "system-wide"?
>
> Is fetchmail installed on your system? If so, and you still can't get it
to
> start automatically, try this:
>
>  # script fetchmail_startup sh -x /usr/local/etc/rc.d/fetchmail start
>
> You'll now have a file called `fetchmail_startup' which will contain a
> record of exactly what the fetchmail rc script did as it executed, which
may
> or may not prove informative.
>

I paste the fetchmail_startup in: http://pastebin.com/vFqdhwfg

For you, the answer of why don't worked for me fetchmail is lines 502 and
503 ?

Thanks.



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