Subject: Re: turning sendmail into a symlink
To: Dave Sainty <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/06/1998 22:15:12
Dave Sainty writes:
> "Perry E. Metzger" writes:
> > 2) I originally proposed (in another context) a script that read an
> > /etc/mailer.conf file, but someone accurately said "why do that when a 
> > link will do" and I now agree with them.
> There might be reasons not to use a script, but on the face of it it
> seems like it might be worthwhile.  An advantage of a configuration
> file and script is that "everything would be kept in one place",

Everything is *one* symlink. I don't see why this is a worse
configuration mechanism than any other.

> You could arrange it so that choosing the mailer was down to the
> setting of a single symlink (to a directory), but I'm not sure that
> was the suggestion, or that it's worth doing that instead of using
> scripts.

Do you understand what I am proposing? I thought I was rather
clear. There is only one symlink in question.