Subject: re: misc/10243: rc.d/sendmail should not exit if [ -f /etc/sendmail.cf ]
To: gabriel rosenkoetter <email@example.com>
From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/01/2000 13:11:02
Um, this is definitely not my place, but might I submit that, though I
also vaguely disagree with the /etc/mail/* structure (though for
another reason), it is a policy decision, presumably made by the core,
and one that should be taken up as a policy argument as opposed to a bug?
it is a policy we copied from sendmail.org.
Anyway, IMHO, you should all be using Postfix instead of sendmail...
and unless I'm mistaken, the reason for an /etc/mail was to allow all
MTAs to store files in a uniform place under NetBSD. That makes a
certain amount of sense, but if I have both qmail and postfix config
files, I maybe want to have them in separate places.
actually, this is misleading. /etc/mail is for sendmail. /etc/qmail
is for qmail. /etc/postfix is for postfix. now, tell me why it isn't
/etc/sendmail? i guess sendmail.org thinks they are better than
(actually, on most SVR4 systems /etc/mail is also used for more than
just sendmail. eg, mail.rc lives there rather than /etc/ like it does
on traditional systems.)