Why is sendmail is part of the system and not a package?

illoai at gmail.com illoai at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 20:18:34 UTC 2009

2009/10/27 Gonzalo Nemmi <gnemmi at gmail.com>:
> On Tuesday 27 October 2009 7:32:14 am b. f. wrote:
>> >It's in /usr/sbin/sendmail.
>> >
>> >How many people actually use it? Very few.
>> >Why isn't it moved to ports?
>> Obviously, not everyone wants or needs sendmail in the base system.
>> But quite a few people do use it, and many FreeBSD developers are
>> happy with the status quo, so it is unlikely that sendmail will be
>> removed soon.  But there's nothing to prevent you from disabling it
>> in rc.conf(5):
> Or from switching to other BSDs in which the last word over an issue
> stands in the hands of reason .. and not in the hands of status quo ...
> which, by the way, never took any science a single step forwar, and on
> the contrary ... did everything it could to stop it ... because
> otherwise, there would be no status quo anymore or it will fall in the
> hands of others.

What programs to include by default in a particular
operating system ain't "science", buddy, no matter
how thin you slice that bologna.


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