Subject: Re: CVS commit: src
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Julian Assange <email@example.com>
Date: 03/27/1999 23:02:31
"Perry E. Metzger" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Jason Thorpe <email@example.com> writes:
> > > I found myself asking the same question; specifically in regards to why
> > > someone in RE was squeezing this into the tree seemingly hours before
> > > a cutoff. More specifically since I remember previous discussion on
> > > it was contraversial and no one was able to agree on much of anything.
> > It seems like this should be backed out immediately.
> What harm is it causing? It isn't built by default, and its in userland.
If its going to go in the tree at all, it should be built by default,
along with sendmail, with /etc/mailer.conf handling any configuration
Obviously the base system needs a mailer of some sort, however I
wonder if either sendmail or postfix require such NetBSD specific
changes that they can't both be packages -- the user chosing which to
install during the installation phase.
The pkg system needs to be extended so that packages can `provide'
meta-dependencies. i.e postfix is a-type-of mta and sendmail is
a-type-of mta, either of which will satisfy an mta dependency.