[rescue] Building Sendmail 8.13.1

Sheldon T. Hall shel at cmhcsys.com
Fri Sep 17 14:03:23 CDT 2004

Quoth Jonathan C. Patschke ...
> On Fri, 17 Sep 2004, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> > Has anyone either built the latest sendmail on IRIX 6.5.x,
> Yeah.  The last time I tried (either 8.9.x or 8.11.x), I gave up and
> switched to Postfix, as the sendmail build system is broken
> on IRIX with gcc.

The "gotcha" list on the Sendmail website looks moderately intimidating,
what with all the usual "you already have to know the answer to ask the
question" gawd-awful Sendmail shorthand doco.  Whenever anyone complains
about my company's documentation, I just point 'em at www.sendmail.org; I
never hear any more complaints.

> > or know where a sendmail 8.13.1 package can be obtained?
> Is there one on freeware.sgi.com?

Of course not.  If there's anything freeware.sgi.com is not, it's

> > In the "building" case, any problems?  Caveats?
> I couldn't get the last version I tried to build at all, and the build
> system was sufficiently obtuse that I decided to ditch the whole
> package.  I've never looked back; Postfix is Good Stuff.

I just did a bit of Googling, and what I can't find is (a) a good
introduction to Postfix and (b) a "how to switch from sendmail" guide.

Can one just download-untar-make-install and have it work in a safe and sane


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