Postfix/TLS - Installing the patchkit


This patchkit is prepared for You may also need to update your "patch" utility (see below).


The changes to the postfix source code as well as the additional files are included in the "pfixtls.diff" in the main directory of the patch kit. It is a context diff.

To apply the patches, go to the directory one level below the original postfix source tree (you should see "postfix-xxxxxxx" when doing an "ls -al" at this point. The path is then applied with:

patch -p0 < path-to/pfixtls.diff
If you experience problems during the patch process, you might need to update your patch program, e.g. to an actual GNU-patch.


After patching postfix will configure and compile as before. In order to enable the TLS functions, you must specify the path to the OpenSSL header files as well as the appropriate libraries, and you must define HAS_SSL. Your command for configuration might then be:
make makefiles CCARGS="-DHAS_SSL -I/usr/local/ssl/include" AUXLIBS="-L/usr/local/ssl/lib -lssl -lcrypto"
You might need additional customization e.g. for using Berkeley-DB as listed in the postfix INSTALL instructions. You can then continue in the usual way with:
and then follow the instructions in the postfix INSTALL file.