Subject: Re: bin/4382: drop sendmail from the main tree
To: None <netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/30/1997 00:34:42
Chris G. Demetriou <> wrote:
> > A package (and packages from other MTA's) would give the installing user an
> > easy choice and only minimaly complicate the setup for people using sendmail,
> > since their configuration headache is hard enough already. It would make it
> > easier for people using different mailers.
> This can only be true when the package system is actually well
> integrated into the NetBSD install process.  Until then, making
> sendmail a package will only increase the complexity of installation.

Yes. Right now it's too early, but I think plans are to move about all
of the installation (or as much as possible) to a common install-system
(i.e.: pkg_add and friends), and when we're there, this shouldn't be a problem
any more. But until then, it's a long, long way to go. 

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>