Subject: Re: qmail package -- review & suggestions welcome
To: Dr. Rene Hexel <>
From: Tomasz Luchowski <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/12/2001 22:31:29
On Sun, Aug 12, 2001 at 10:24:44PM +0200, Dr. Rene Hexel wrote:
> Tomasz Luchowski wrote:
> > I understand that pkgsrc policy is not to install files outside ${PREFIX}
> > if it is not necessary, but I'd vote for /var/qmail as qmail's location.
> > Every single qmail extension, tool, utility or anything looks for qmail there.
>   The hylafax package has a similar problem.  The solution there was to
> install to ${PREFIX} and set up the /var/spool/fax infrastructure on the
> first run of the hylafax setup script.  One way to do this is to create
> links from /var/qmail/<whatever> to the appropriate places below
> ${PREFIX} for directories like bin, doc, man, etc. and copy the
> corresponding directory/file structure to /var/qmail for queue and any
> other "volatile" directories.
Sounds sane to me. I can't think of better way to do it now so I'll try this method.
Thank you for your quick response!

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