Mail selection options in sysinstall(8).

Chris Pressey cpressey at
Fri Sep 19 11:04:22 PDT 2003

On Fri, 19 Sep 2003 09:45:43 +0200
des at (Dag-Erling Smørgrav) wrote:

> Michael Sierchio <kudzu at> writes:
> > What legal issues?  It seems entirely possible to produce a
> > license-compliant var-qmail package for FreeBSD.  It would be nice
> > to offer it as the default MTA.
> No, because QMail needs patches to run correctly on FreeBSD (in fact,
> it requires patches to run correctly on *any* system, because DJB
> doesn't want to lose face by admitting that QMail contains bugs, and
> therefore hasn't updated the official distribution since mid-1998).

Could you elaborate on that?  Unless I'm mistaken, the only patches in
/usr/ports/qmail/files are patches needed for qmail to *install*
correctly - and all the WITH_*_PATCH options refer to optional patches.

If I'm missing a patch for correct behaviour I'd like to get my mitts on
it ASAP :)


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