"Turning off Apple's MTA" after postfix port install
yeled at macports.org
Mon Sep 25 21:13:11 PDT 2006
On Mon, Sep 25, 2006 at 05:45:24PM -0700, Mark Duling wrote:
> The postfix port's ui_msg's say ".... you may also want to turn off your
> system's MTA". At first I thought I didn't have to do anything because it
> worked immediately, but then I discoverd that when sending mail with the
> 'mail' command locally it was blind to the local aliases. Here is what I
> did to fix that:
> sudo mv /usr/sbin/sendmail /usr/sbin/sendmail.old
> sudo ln -s /opt/local/sbin/sendmail /usr/sbin/sendmail
this can be accomplished various ways. I use my $PATH personally.
> Is that disabling the local MTA in its entirety? Or just a part of it?
Apple have an extra tool that starts postfix "when needed"
either recompile that, or chmod -x it.
> Because I want to change the ui_msg's to be more accurate so people will
> know and not spend the time I did figuring out how to make it all work and
> I'm not sure if I've done all that should be done.
also edit/remove the launchd item yadda yadda yadda..
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