mailwrapper exited on signal 11

mailwrapper exited on signal 11

With software comes upgrades. I have been running FreeBSD 6.x on several servers at home.
I recently upgraded them to 8.x, using 7.x as a stepping stone. The upgrade process went
well. All systems are up and running. However, I have noticed one particular problem
which I now know how to avoid in future.

Avoiding Sendmail

I recently upgraded my development server to FreeBSD 8.0-PRERELEASE (which has
since been released). I started to notice this error from time to time:

Nov 29 15:35:00 ngaio kernel: pid 91715 (mailwrapper), uid 1001: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)

After mentioning the error on IRC, it was suggested that my recent buildworld
had overwritten my installed Postfix binaries. To fix the situation, I rebuilt

portupgrade -f postfix
postfix stop
postfix start

To prevent this from happening again, the following was added to /etc/src.conf
(a file which did not exist, so I created it):


The next build world will not build the mail wrapper or sendmail. This will
save a bit of time during the process, but save me from this headache again.

Thanks qbit for pointing this out.

1 thought on “mailwrapper exited on signal 11”

  1. This did not fix the problem.

    Dec 1 17:37:01 ngaio kernel: pid 11907 (mailwrapper), uid 1001: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)

    The Man Behind The Curtain

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