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Date:      Tue, 13 Jul 2004 10:19:00 +0100
From:      Matthew Seaman <m.seaman@infracaninophile.co.uk>
To:        Darren Pilgrim <dmp@bitfreak.org>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Mail(1) breaks when contrib/sendmail is replaced with postfix?
Message-ID:  <20040713091900.GA72898@happy-idiot-talk.infracaninophile.co.uk>
In-Reply-To: <000101c468af$09f42fe0$152a15ac@spud>
References:  <000101c468af$09f42fe0$152a15ac@spud>

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On Tue, Jul 13, 2004 at 12:57:21AM -0700, Darren Pilgrim wrote:

> /usr/bin/mail tries to run /usr/sbin/sendmail directly.  This probably is=
n'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:

Piping a message into /usr/sbin/sendmail is the standard Unix API for
sending e-mail.  You shouldn't remove it just because of the name
'sendmail'.

Despite the name, that is not the sendmail(8) binary on FreeBSD.  It's
a link to a wrapper program that substitutes which ever MTA (postfix,
exim, qmail, sendmail, etc.) you wish to use.

It's all explained in the mailwrapper(8) man page.

	Cheers,

	Matthew

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