Subject: Re: emailing MESSAGE (was Re: packages writing files out of LOCALBASE)
To: Julio Merino <email@example.com>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/04/2002 07:59:49
On Sun, 3 Nov 2002, Julio Merino wrote:
> I like the idea, but maybe allowing MAIL_MESSAGE hold an email address
> instead of a boolean value could be better. Like: MAIL_MESSAGE=root@localhost
I thought about that. But since install makes sure uid is 0, I figured
this doesn't matter.
But, then again, some users try to use pkgsrc as non-root. So maybe it
should just email to the $USER doing the install.
Also, it would be nice if "root" new about new installs (but of course
root would know via /etc/security too) and about any important MESSAGEs.
Maybe it could be MAIL_MESSAGE=USER or ROOT, then if USER then mail it to
the user doing it.
> or something. And, does this deal with packages that have multiple messages?
I didn't test that. But I think it works, because multiple messages (if I
understand correctly) are concatenate together.
Jeremy C. Reed