Drop or Fix sendmail-8.14.8
|Reported by:||Armin K||Owned by:|
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.