Subject: Re: turning sendmail into a symlink
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/08/1998 16:44:09
Todd Vierling writes:
> : If you want to write a script to handle this via an /etc/mailer.conf
> : file instead, go right ahead. Otherwise, I'm just doing the link.
> Since NO_SENDMAIL is there,

No, that is not the answer. NO_SENDMAIL is a temporary hack. We need
to build both sendmail and other things simultaneously. We can't
define NO_SENDMAIL for main builds or distributions. It is getting
ripped out before 1.4.

> I'll draw up a proposal for a config based
> system and actually write the code so everyone is happy.  <sigh>
> (C, not script, for lower overhead of both reading the conf file and
> exec()ing the real mailer.)

If the script is long enough to require C, something is probably wrong...