Postfix on OSX 10.15.5 being overwritten by OS updates

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Postfix on OSX 10.15.5 being overwritten by OS updates

rachalmers
I’m wondering if it’s possible to install Postfix onto the OSX, so that it doesn’t get overwritten by new updates to the OS every time. I have changed things a few times but really. There must be a solution. Does anyone have a useful suggestion?
Thanks

Robert
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Re: Postfix on OSX 10.15.5 being overwritten by OS updates

Larry Stone
Where are you installing Postfix? While I have yet to upgrade to Catalina (10.15.x), I have done a test of 10.15.4 with no Postfix issues. My Postfix is in /usr/local (built from source - no Homebrew or similar). MacOS upgrades should not be touching /usr/local. I would only expect issues if you installed it in the non-local part of /usr but you should not be able to install Postfix there unless you turned off SIP (System Integrity Protection).

The various problems you are having suggest something very non-standard about your configuration.

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> On Jun 27, 2020, at 5:02 AM, Robert Chalmers (Author) <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> I’m wondering if it’s possible to install Postfix onto the OSX, so that it doesn’t get overwritten by new updates to the OS every time. I have changed things a few times but really. There must be a solution. Does anyone have a useful suggestion?
> Thanks
>
> Robert

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Re: Postfix on OSX 10.15.5 being overwritten by OS updates

Martin Terp Jensen
Else an idea would be to use docker 

On Sat, Jun 27, 2020 at 2:51 PM Larry Stone <[hidden email]> wrote:
Where are you installing Postfix? While I have yet to upgrade to Catalina (10.15.x), I have done a test of 10.15.4 with no Postfix issues. My Postfix is in /usr/local (built from source - no Homebrew or similar). MacOS upgrades should not be touching /usr/local. I would only expect issues if you installed it in the non-local part of /usr but you should not be able to install Postfix there unless you turned off SIP (System Integrity Protection).

The various problems you are having suggest something very non-standard about your configuration.

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Larry Stone
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> On Jun 27, 2020, at 5:02 AM, Robert Chalmers (Author) <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I’m wondering if it’s possible to install Postfix onto the OSX, so that it doesn’t get overwritten by new updates to the OS every time. I have changed things a few times but really. There must be a solution. Does anyone have a useful suggestion?
> Thanks
>
> Robert