Subject: Re: turning sendmail into a symlink
To: Paul Wain <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/05/1998 13:33:40
Paul Wain writes:
> "Perry E. Metzger" wrote:
> > I am proposing that
> > /usr/sbin/sendmail turn into a symlink to /usr/sbin/sendmail.real, [...]
> > Comments?
> Only thay maybe the "real" program be named something different, much like
> the way that "X" is symlinked to something descriptive. e.g. sendmail ->
> sendmail.8.1.8 (or whatever the current version is).

That particular naming scheme would be bad, if only because it would
leave around garbage in people's file systems every time they upgraded 
versions. We don't like version numbers in the tree in general.