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Old 02-24-2009, 06:12 PM   #1
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Postfix Compilation Error

Hello Admin

please help me if anyone here familiar with this error.

I have one machine Installed with CentOS 5.2
i hav compiled and installed postfix 2.5.1 or its throwing some error

Compilation steps:

#make makefiles \CCARGS='-DUSE_TLS -I/usr/include/openssl/'AUXLIBS='-L/usr/lib -lssl -lcrypto'

Compiling with TLS Support

#make install

It directly installed postfix sending and receiving is ok
but Its doesnt support TLS.

Its showing some error like this

Feb 25 04:39:02 magic postfix/smtpd[9876]: warning: TLS has been selected, but TLS support is not compiled in

Help me if any body have same experience the same before

Old 02-24-2009, 07:04 PM   #2
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Try these commands:
type postfix
ls -l /usr/sbin/postfix /usr/local/sbin/postfix
I'm guessing that the make install command installed the new binaries under /usr/local/ and you have an older version installed under /usr/.
Old 02-25-2009, 05:15 AM   #3
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As suggested tried these commands and the output is as follows.

[root@mail ~]# ls -l /usr/sbin/postfix
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 272535 Feb 25 04:26 /usr/sbin/postfix

[root@openemm ~]# ls -l /usr/local/sbin/postfix
ls: /usr/local/sbin/postfix: No such file or directory

No binary in /usr/local/sbin/postfix found.

I am using postfix2.5.1 please guide me.
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Is there any particular reason why you need 2.5.1 over 2.3.3 which is in the repositories?
Old 02-25-2009, 06:23 PM   #5
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OK, the postfix in /usr/sbin is dated today, so that's apparently the one you compiled. But there's still an outside chance that there is another version installed. The type postfix or which postfix commands will show you which executable actually executes. Maybe there is one in /usr/bin, or maybe you have directories in your PATH variable setup in a non-standard way.

There is a reason why I suspect this. It looks like you compiled it to use TLS, but the executable that you are executing says TLS is not compiled in. That kind of error is quite common when you compile it one way and then accidentally execute a different executable.

There is another thing to check for. You can grep the source code for USE_TLS. You should see a number of lines something like this:
#ifdef USE_TLS
If you don't see any, you're probably using the wrong define.


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