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upgrading sendmail 8.12.8 to 8.13.7

Thursday, 22 June 2006

I’m sure I didn’t do this the way I was supposed to, but here’s what I did. Seems to be working (knock on silicon).

Tried yum, rpm, no dice.
Untarred archive from

service sendmail stop

/$srcpath/sh Build

/$srcpath/sh Build install

(had to make paths for man pages in order to get a clean build)

cd /etc/mail

edit to add FEATURE(`greet_pause', `1000')

(incidentally, here’s a discussion about the order for whitelisting senders with greetpause)

make -C /etc/mail

make complained about missing $path/sendmail-cf/feature/great_pause.m4

backed up sendmail-cf directory to sendmail-cf.8.12.8, copied new cf from usr/src/sendmail-8.13.7/cf

make -C /etc/mail

make complained about mssing $path/sendmail-cf/hack/popauth.m4

copied that from the sendmail-cf.8.12.8 backup

make -C /etc/mail

is happy

service sendmail restart

confirmed version 8.13.7 via

/usr/sbin/sendmail -d0 < /dev/null | grep -i version

and headers on test emails look good.