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From: Vince Sabio (vincevjs.org)
Date: Fri Aug 15 2008 - 19:20:37 CDT
** At 16:40 +0000 on 08/14/2008, Duane Hill wrote:
>On Thu, 14 Aug 2008, Vince Sabio wrote:
>>when I try to install from /usr/ports/mail/postfix, I get:
>>===> Installing for postfix-2.5.1_2,1
>>===> postfix-2.5.1_2,1 conflicts with installed package(s):
>> They install files into the same place.
>> Please remove them first with pkg_delete(1).
>>That's the thing that's concerning me ... should I pkg_delete
>>2.4.7? Or is this not the right way to upgrade an existing
>>I appreciate the assistance with this. Postfix is the single most
>>important piece of software on that server, and I'd rather not b0rk
>This is getting off-topic. You need to use some kind of package
>manager. I use portupgrade (/usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portupgrade).
>However, you need to get /usr/ports/mail/postfix installed for
>future updating to work properly. Our servers here strictly do
>filtering and nothing else (pretty basic). Therefore, if I were in
>your shoes with OUR SETUP, I would just backup everything in
>/usr/local/etc/postfix, do a pkg_delete and install the correct
>port. Once done, doing a 'postfix upgrade-configuration' will update
>the configuration files if there are any parameters that have
Thanks, Duane. For anyone else who is in the same situation with
Postfix on FreeBSD, Duane's suggestion worked very well -- I made
copies of the key files, did a pkg_delete on the old version,
make-install-clean on the new one, and did a 'postfix
upgrade-configuration'. I also did a /usr/bin/newaliases to be safe
(but was probably unnecessary). Then 'postfix start', and things are
humming along nicely.
Vince Sabio vincevjs.org