Useful Tables

This section contains two tables of information that are useful for building and installing sendmail:

  • Table 2-1 (Section 2.2.1 [V8.13]) shows the directories and files that will populate the source directory after you extract the sendmail source.

  • Table 2-2 (Section 2.2.2 [V8.13]) shows the m4 directives that determine how the sendmail program (and its companion programs) will be built.

The sendmail Source Directory

The files and directories that appear after you unpack sendmail into its source directory are listed in Table 2-1. They are described in detail in the sections indicated.

Table 2-1. Files and directories in the distribution directory

File/Directory

sendmail text reference

Description

Build

2.2.1.1[3ed]

A top-level Build script

CACerts

[V8.13]

A list of CA certificates used by members of the sendmail consortium

cf

4.2[3ed]

Top of the tree for building a configuration file

contrib

2.2.1.2[3ed]

Unsupported, user-contributed software

devtools

2.2.1.3[3ed]

Top of the tree for Build support tools

doc

2.2.1.4[3ed]

Current and background documentation

editmap

5.2[3ed]

Edit database file entries

FAQ

See http://www.sendmail.org/faq/

include

2.2.1.5[3ed]

Header files common to all programs

INSTALL

2.2.1.6[3ed]

An overview of how to build and install sendmail

KNOWNBUGS

2.2.1.7[3ed]

Tough problems that remain unfixed

libmilter

2.2.1.8[3ed]

Library used to create a multithreaded filter

libsm ...

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