Subject: Re: recent mail/sendmail changes
To: Ben Collver <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/02/2003 23:52:09
On Tue, 2 Dec 2003, Ben Collver wrote:

: I figured that since /etc/mail/ only was installed on the build
: system, and not on the system the package is installed on, it would be okay
: to stop installing it on the build system.  My thought was that someone
: could copy PREFIX/share/sendmail/cf/ into /etc/mail and customize
: it as they saw fit.

Which is OK, but it is important to ensure that configuring it out of the
build won't prevent it from being usable (taking out the compiled-in path,
for instance).  If the compiled-in path still works, then taking it out of
just the build sounds fine to me.

: It doesn't seem quite right that /var/spool/clientmqueue is installed on
: the build system, but not on the system the package is installed on.

This should be fixed with @exec entries in PLIST, or an INSTALL file.  That
directory certainly should exist when installing a binary package, for the
same reason it should exist when installing from source.  8-)

: Anyhow, I'll stop getting in the way on this one.  Sorry for the hassle.

No problem.  Sorry for the alarm, too; that came out more harshly than I
originally intended.

-- Todd Vierling <> <>