Why is sendmail is part of the system and not a package?
keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Wed Oct 28 01:49:31 UTC 2009
On Tue, 27 Oct 2009 20:24:38 -0500 (CDT), Lars Eighner <luvbeastie at larseighner.com> wrote:
> Evidently by making it necessary to learn yet another scripting
> language to configure it. Other than personal profit I cannot see why
> people are clinging like grim death to something this fubar. Really,
> let's go past this one more time:
> "Sure, sendmail.cf is hard to work with so the solution is you learn m4!"
> Did you look at the link he offered? How helpful is that?
> Beside which, m4 is a PORT. So if sendmail is not configurable
> without a port, why isn't it a port?
Can we go back to our regular hacking, please? m4 is not a port:
$ which m4
and the thread is quickly spiraling down to the level of personal
I use both Postfix and Sendmail. I'd probably prefer Postfix in the
base system, but the only way this can happen is to sit down and
actually _do_ the work it takes.
Any takers are more than welcome...
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