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292890Re: Make install or upgrade for new install location

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  • James Brown
    Apr 30, 2013
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      On 01/05/2013, at 3:02 AM, Larry Stone <lstone19@...> wrote:

      > I have been running Postfix under Mac OS X for a number of years (now on OS X 10.7.latest (Lion)). I am working on moving away from the Apple provided and customized Postfix to "real" Postfix built from sources. I've successfully built Postfix but not yet tested. To avoid having it overwritten by Apple updates to Postfix, I'm planning to install in /usr/local/ (e.g. /usr/local/etc/postfix, /usr/local/sbin, and /usr/local/libexec/postfix).
      > When it comes time to install, do I do "make install" or "make upgrade"? It's not clear to me if "make upgrade" will work when the upgrade is in a different location than the previous version.
      > -- Larry Stone
      > lstone19@...

      Have you had a look at http://diymacserver.com/ ?

      Go to the Documentation page.

      It shows you how to install Postifx (and Dovecot, etc) independently of Apple's installation. Following this you can run Apple updates without fear of your Postfix settings being messed up.

      It's been absolutely essential for me.

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