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I need to upgrade a server from Sendmail 8.14.1 to 8.14.5. Im trying to compile a 'milter' and am having some issues with missing libraries.

Anything I should look out for? Can I just do the 'make install' and be happy? (Its already built)

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Do you compile sendmail "by hand" or installing it via binary packages available for your operating system? – adamo Apr 2 '12 at 22:38
Compiled 'by hand'. Im a tad nervous about breaking the existing system by 'upgrading' it. – ethrbunny Apr 3 '12 at 12:27
After you compile and install sendmail, compile and install libmilter. It would also help if you could tell us more about the milter in question and the libraries that you are having issues with. – adamo Apr 3 '12 at 12:44
No issues yet. Im writing a milter that will make a copy of all in and outbound mail and archive it. – ethrbunny Apr 3 '12 at 13:41
You can use MIMEDefang for that – adamo Apr 3 '12 at 15:01
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If you compile sendmail then you need to compile and install libmilter separately. After compiling and installing sendmail, you need to change to the libmilter directory and run Build and Build install there too.

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I'll give MIMEDefang a spin and see what happens. TY. – ethrbunny Apr 3 '12 at 20:49

Generally speaking a patch version (third digit) bump in sendmail is a non-event.
Review the changelog, but you should just be able to do a make install with no problems.

I'm not sure if this will fix your problem with the milter you're trying to build -- You should confirm that before pulling the trigger (and ensure that you're building sendmail with the same options as the version already installed, for consistency and compatibility), but the patches shouldn't cause any new problems either way.

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Are there any other options besides whats in devtools/Site/site.config.m4? – ethrbunny Apr 2 '12 at 21:06
Have you read the tips for building/installing sendmail? There's a fairly extensive list, most of which is usually just left at defaults... – voretaq7 Apr 2 '12 at 21:10

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