Subject: Re: recent mail/sendmail changes
To: Ben Collver <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/02/2003 23:04:49
On Tue, 2 Dec 2003, Ben Collver wrote:

: > Unless you're going to put it in ${PKG_SYSCONFDIR}, this is WRONG.
: > is *intentionally* customizable just like any other Sendmail
: > config, and thus should not be used directly from ${PREFIX}/share.
: I am sorry, I do not understand what you mean by this., and /var/spool/clientmqueue, are part of Sendmail 8.12's two-step
queue mechanism intended to reduce the chance of local-root exploits which
were once very common in Sendmail.

In NetBSD-current, clientmqueue does exist for Sendmail 8.12, and
is in /etc/mail.  The /etc/rc.d/smmsp script starts the "sendmail message
submission program", which uses and /var/spool/clientmqueue.

The problem with the mail/sendmail package with regard to these two things
is actually that the package is missing a rc.d/smmsp script to match the one
in NetBSD-current.  (It also doesn't have a rc.d/sendmail script, but that's
probably under the assumption that the one supplied by NetBSD is enough.)

-- Todd Vierling <> <>