4.9R changing MTA to Postfix - no periodic.conf

Charles Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Fri Apr 23 10:17:00 PDT 2004

On Apr 23, 2004, at 2:12 PM, Danny wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Apr 2004 11:51:28 -0400, Bill Moran wrote
>> /etc/defaults/periodic.conf has all the default values for periodic.
> Defaults as a reference, or the defaults that are currently enforced 
> even
> without /etc/periodic.conf?

Yes, to both.  The two aren't exclusive.

>>  You should _NOT_ endit /etc/defaults/periodic.conf ... the point is
>> that /etc/periodic.conf overrides those defaults.
> So, in theory, IF (which I won't, don't worry) I did edit
> the /etc/defaults/periodic.conf, and disabled the postfix & sendmail
> specified settings, those changes would be enforced even without
> a /etc/periodic.conf?

Sure.  But your changes might get blown away the next time you updated 
the system and ran mergemaster, unless you were careful.  Putting the 
changes in /etc/periodic.conf is the right thing to do...


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