Subject: re: misc/10243: rc.d/sendmail should not exit if [ -f /etc/ ]
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: matthew green <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/01/2000 11:40:01
   On Wed, May 31, 2000 at 09:29:19AM -0600, wrote:
   > >Number:         10243
   > >Category:       misc
   > >Synopsis:       rc.d/sendmail should not exit if [ -f /etc/ ]
   This is a feature, it's to avoid situation where the admin puts a custom file

this is *not* a feature.  it is seemingly a deliberate attempt to make
every NetBSD user who runs sendmail pissed off.

   /etc/ and believe it's used; where sendmail is using
   /etc/mail/ shipped by default with NetBSD. Various problems can
   result from this, from security issues to lost mails.

this is a bug in NetBSD.  you are forcing people to not have a
/etc/, something that they've had for what, 15 years, now?
   You can remove the check *if you really know what you're doing*.

the check should be removed.

f*ck, IMO, should never have moved.