Subject: Re: misc/10243: rc.d/sendmail should not exit if [ -f /etc/ ]
To: Keith Moore <>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/01/2000 11:56:06
>> f*ck, IMO, should never have moved.
>yeah, if you maintain sendmail on a large number of platforms 
>it's a royal pain in the wazoo to have to put in
>a different place on each one.  but at least that problem can
>be solved with symlinks in a way works on every platform.

	I think that is the problem sendmail guys are trying to address
	with /etc/mail migration in 8.10.  if all the unixes moves to
	/etc/mail, it will give us uniform location for configuration file.
	(note that some vendor unixes already put in different
	in transition period, yes there's a pain.

	now, what does netbsd want to do?
	- use /etc/mail as sendmail 8.10 and beyond suggests, no local changes.
	  get long-time users question that says "why is the change?" during
	  transition period
	- use /etc like traditional way, maintain local change against sendmail,
	  and, and get newbie questions that says "all other
	  platforms put in /etc/mail, and why netbsd puts it in
	  /etc?" forever.
	- stick with sendmail 8.8 or 8.9 and fix all the security holes by
	  ourselves, no new features.  get questions like "why not 8.11?"
	- no sendmail shipped with netbsd, use pkgsrc.  get questions like
	  "why no sendmail?"

	If we ship sendmail with netbsd default installation, I personal
	vote goes to's decision.  with less local changes we
	can maintain it in less cost.