Nov 302009

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 Postfix:
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.

  One Response to “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)

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