Subject: Re: "make install" lossage, redux
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/29/1999 05:48:18
On Wed, 29 Dec 1999, David Brownlee wrote:

> On 28 Dec 1999, Bill Sommerfeld wrote:
> > Moreover, using the host's sendmail is not guaranteed to work
> > (regardless of byte order issues) because the db format could may
> > change from version to version.
> > 
> > I think the best bet is to not attempt to do this at build time, but
> > have it done as part of the install process, probably on the first
> > boot of the system..  
> 	Why not have a check in rc that automatically runs newaliases
> 	if aliases.db is out of date (and sendmail is enabled).

Sendmail does this already. You lose, apparently, only if there is no
aliases.db at all, as in a new install. So all "make distribution" in
.../sendmail has to do is "touch ${DESTDIR}/etc/aliases.db".