Subject: Re: "sendmail" configuration file issue should be fixed
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Johnny Billquist <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/09/2006 14:37:38
I just had a thought.
In view of the fact that sendmail was removed, maybe the recommendation 
should be that if you want to use any mail daemon, you should install it 
yourself, from pkgsrc, since you cannot count on programs in the base 
system to stay around, nor configurations and files to be left alone?

And if we can draw this conclusion, why include any mail daemon at all?

What other parts of the base system risks the same effects?


Matthias Scheler wrote:
> 	Hello,
> I've just committed changes to NetBSD-current which should sort out the
> problems with using the "sendmail" package after "sendmail" has been
> removed from the base distribution.
> The "sendmail" configuration files and startup scripts are no longer
> reported as being obsolete if the "sendmail" package from "pkgsrc"
> is installed.
> Please let me know if that still doesn't fix the problems.
> 	Kind regards

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