Mail selection options in sysinstall(8).

Chris Pressey cpressey at
Fri Sep 19 10:49:31 PDT 2003

On Fri, 19 Sep 2003 07:48:02 -0700
Michael Sierchio <kudzu at> wrote:

> Simon L. Nielsen wrote:
> > As mentioned by Tom's original mail that isn't possible due to the
> > qmail license.  You can go bug djb about it :-) (though I doubt it
> > will change anything).
> > 
> > Note, the license is the reason why qmail isn't included, it's not a
> > crusade against qmail - I also use qmail myself some places.
> Note:  in my view the problem is that the current port maintainer
> has decided to produce an install that is not conformant with
> Dan's license granting an exception to the requirement for his
> approval.  It is entirely possible to make a binary package that
> either:  meets with his approval, or;  fulfills the requirements
> for the exemption.

I quite agree.  Quoting :

"You are permitted to distribute a precompiled var-qmail package if (1)
installing the package produces exactly the same /var/qmail hierarchy as
a user would obtain by downloading, compiling, and installing
qmail-1.03.tar.gz, fastforward-0.51.tar.gz, and dot-forward-0.71.tar.gz;
(2) the package behaves correctly, i.e., the same way as normal
qmail+fastforward+dot-forward installations on all other systems; and
(3) the package's creator warrants that he has made a good-faith attempt
to ensure that the package behaves correctly."

Frankly I'd be surprised if a package built straight from the qmail port
didn't meet these requirements.


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