Subject: Re: postfix and pgsql (or any other advanced features)
To: Michael Graff <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/17/2004 17:07:45
On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 03:51:25PM -0600, Michael Graff wrote:
> Is there any way to runtime-load the postgresql map type into the 
> system-supplied postfix?  If not, my only alternative is to remove the 
> postfix binaries the system supplies and use pkgsrc, which defeats the whole 
> push for postfix in the base installation in the first place.

Uh, no.  You are entirely free to install postfix from pkgsrc without
"removing the postfix binaries the system supplies"; a tiny change to
mail.conf is all that's required.

> IMHO, the default MTA supplied with NetBSD should be a simple "contact this 
> list of outgoing mail servers" type thing.  I suspect other OSs do this.

You suspect wrong (though there may be some freak example somewhere that
does not ship a general-purpose MTA).

 Thor Lancelot Simon	                            

"The inconsistency is startling, though admittedly, if consistency is to be
 abandoned or transcended, there is no problem."		- Noam Chomsky