rebuild world with NO_SENDMAIL=YES
From: Keve Nagy (see_my_sig_at_address.invalid)
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 17:06:33 +0100
I am considering to replace sendmail with postfix on an existing,
up-to-date system. It has ports, packages and apps installed (no X).
My idea is to do a buildworld having "NO_SENDMAIL=YES" in /etc/make.conf.
Then remove the files left over from sendmail, and build postfix from
My question is: how risky is a buildworld for my existing ports/packages
Are these expected to remain "relatively untouched" and operational,
including the ports/pkg database, or is it more likely that the whole
thing will get out of sync and I have to reinstall all my
I am under the impression that buildworld and ports/packages can be
treated relatively separated, so a buildworld should not jeopardise the
installed ports and packages. Can somebody confirm or deny this please!
Also, I noticed some people mentioning a NO_MAILWRAPPER="YES" line
together with NO_SENDMAIL in make.conf before the buildworld.
Now I thought that mailwrapper is *required* in order to safely use an
mta different then sendmail, for staying compatible with as many things
Is this not required with a biuldworld without sendmail?
One more question: How do I find the orphaned files left from sendmail
which I want to delete after the buildworld?
Earlier in another sendmail-2-postfix thread I received suggestions on
"find . -mtime +1" in some places. This is great on a minimal, clean,
new system. But this will find other files on a system that already has
ports and packages installed.
Any suggestion regarding this?
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