'postfix upgrade-configuration' gives false message at end.

James B. Byrne byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Fri Mar 2 20:02:32 UTC 2018

While running 'postfix upgrade configuration' I received this message:

    Note: the following files or directories still exist but are
    no longer part of Postfix:

     /usr/local/etc/postfix/access /usr/local/etc/postfix/canonical
     /usr/local/etc/postfix/generic /usr/local/etc/postfix/header_checks
     /usr/local/etc/postfix/relocated /usr/local/etc/postfix/transport

Googling this uncovers that this statement is utterly false and
without any foundation whatsoever. This was confirmed by no less an
authority than Wietse Venema.^1

So, who added this notice and for what purpose?  Why would one wish to
deliberately mislead people that are no doubt upgrading an existing
smtp mail service.  Otherwise they would not be running 'postfix
upgrade-configuration' to begin with.

I am sure that those of us that are in the midst of an upgrade in
place  really do not appreciate the additional stress that this
falsehood engenders.  Not top mention the waste of time researching
the implications of this statement.


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