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

Gonzalo Nemmi gnemmi at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 20:27:49 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 27 October 2009 6:18:33 pm illoai at gmail.com wrote:
> 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.

Developing new technologies to improve the state of any given situation 
or problem in any given point in time is "science".

This thread is not about "What programs to include by default in a 
particular operating system".

Keep slicing your bologna.

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