Subject: pkg/36014: mail/sendmail doesn't install rmail
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/15/2007 18:00:01
>Synopsis: mail/sendmail doesn't install rmail
>Arrival-Date: Thu Mar 15 18:00:01 +0000 2007
>Originator: Jim Bernard
>Release: NetBSD 4.99.15
System: NetBSD 4.99.15 #0: Wed Mar 14 12:56:27 MDT 2007
rmail was recently removed from the base system, as was uucp.
sendmail was removed from the base system some time ago.
rmail is needed for mail delivery when using sendmail with uucp.
rmail is not installed by the sendmail package (which is where
it lives), so recent deletions from the base system leave users
of sendmail + uucp for mail transport out of luck.
Note that there seems to be a similar problem with postfix,
the evidence being that the -current source tree includes
the script gnu/dist/postfix/auxiliary/rmail/rmail, which is
not installed. One could argue then that the rmail functionality
should really be included in the uucp package or in the base
system, rather than in MTA's, but I'm not prepared to take a
position on that. I just want to get mail working again following
the base-system removals, and the sendmail distribution includes
rmail and a simple mechanism to activate its installation.
Install a recent -current system plus sendmail and uucp and
notice that rmail is missing, so that mail delivery using
uucp won't work.
The following patches cause rmail to be installed and add its
files to the PLIST. It's possible that rmail could be
undesirable on some systems (as claimed in some of the sendmail
info), so it may be appropriate to make it conditional on the
OS or optional. If the latter, it should be made clear that
it's needed for uucp mail delivery.
--- files/site.config.m4-dist 2007-01-21 03:30:29.000000000 -0700
+++ files/site.config.m4 2007-03-15 09:39:09.000000000 -0600
@@ -7,10 +7,11 @@
--- PLIST-dist 2007-01-21 03:30:29.000000000 -0700
+++ PLIST 2007-03-15 09:44:51.000000000 -0600
@@ -1,10 +1,11 @@
@comment $NetBSD: PLIST,v 1.13 2007/01/20 20:08:32 tv Exp $
@@ -14,10 +15,11 @@