[nSLUG] PHP - Sendmail - Postfix

Ian Campbell ian at slu.ms
Sun May 6 15:10:44 ADT 2007

On Sun, May 06, 2007 at 02:53:12PM -0300, Miles Thompson wrote:
> Over on the php-general list someone suggested that sendmail had to be 
> running when PHP was compiled. That does not make sense.

Postfix supplies a sendmail wraper that's a drop-in replacement for
the sendmail binary that's part of... er... Sendmail. Don't confuse
the two, Sendmail is the entire package, sendmail is just an

The sendmail binary/wrapper/whatever has to be present when PHP is

If you've got the wrong timeline in your email (ie you uninstalled
exim, built php, installed postfix), try recompiling PHP. Make sure
you clear the configure cache and re-run it.

You might as well do that anyway, keep an eye out for errors during
sendmail detection.
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