[Mimedefang] libmilter.a, libmilter/mfapi.h and header files

Joe Arnstein mimedefang at claireandjoe.com
Wed Nov 19 10:45:00 EST 2003

Hi David,

I'm new to this stuff so I may be wrong, but I know how confusing README
files are.  Did you install Sendmail from source or RPM?  If it was
source, you have to 'Build' the libmilter binary, then compile Sendmail
to use Milter.  

First, go into the sendmail-8.12.10/libmilter directory and run ./Build.

Next, go into the sendmail-8.12.10/devtools/Site directory, and put this
line into the file called site.config.m4:

APPENDDEF(`conf_sendmail_ENVDEF', `-DMILTER')

That info is referenced in sendmail-8.12-10/libmilter/README file.  

At this point you should recompile and install Sendmail.  To do that, cd
into the directory sendmail-8.12.10/sendmail and run the following

sh Build -c

The -c must be use to remove existing compilations and replace it with
the new one.  That info is obscurely referenced in 

If you installed from RPM (default install with RedHat), I'm not sure
what to do.

This webpage was a great resource for me when I installed Mimedefang:


Good luck with the setup!!

Joe Arnstein

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:mimedefang-bounces at lists.roaringpenguin.com] On Behalf Of David
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 4:26 AM
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Subject: [Mimedefang] libmilter.a, libmilter/mfapi.h and header files

I just try to build MIMEDefang on Linux RedHat 7.2 to
prevent spam (sendmail 8.12). I have successfully
installed the all required perl packages without any
problem, now when I configure MIMEDefang, I got error:

checking for sendmail... /usr/lib/sendmail
checking for rm... /usr/bin/rm
configure: warning: Oops.. I couldn't find
libmilter.a.  Please install
Sendmail 8.12
configure: warning: and its libraries.  You must run
Build in the libmilter/
configure: warning: to compiler libmilter.
configure: warning: Oops.. I couldn't find
libmilter/mfapi.h.  Please
install Sendmail 8.12
configure: warning: and its header files.

Any helps would be greately appreciated !

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