Subject: Re: Rmail queues everything?
To: Ken Hornstein <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/03/1994 16:06:34
[ On Thu, September 29, 1994 at 15:54:55 (-0400), Ken Hornstein wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Rmail queues everything? 
> I respectfully disagree.  I personally think Smail is a bit bogus; about 70%
> of the broken sites I've encountered on the Internet are running Smail (the
> other 30% are running the stock Sun sendmail configuration, but I digress :-) )

Well, I'm not sure I'd agree with that -- I've found fewer problems with
smail-3 sites (esp. those I've helped set up!) than with most any kind
of sendmail site....

I will second the comments about stock SunOS-4.1.x sendmail though!  ;-)

> I don't understand why having sendmail built prevents you from installing
> another MTA, tho.

Well, take for instance the problems encountered when you do a "cd
/usr/src; make install" after grabbing a new bunch of sources.  If
you've installed smail-3 over top of sendmail, then try re-installing
netbsd from scratch, it'll mess up your MTA, not just over-write it
(because of the way smail-3 is installed if ported correctly to netbsd,
that is).

On the other hand, it's trivial to just remove sendmail from
usr.bin/Makefile and be done with it!  ;-)

If you use CVS to track your local changes, this is also trivial to
re-integrate after each upgrade on the vendor branch too.

						Greg A. Woods

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