Subject: Re: turning sendmail into a symlink
To: maximum entropy <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/05/1998 14:00:15
maximum entropy writes:
> >From: "Perry E. Metzger" <>
> >
> >In order to make life easier on people who use alternate mailers, and
> >in order to make integration of Postfix (a new mailer I'm considering
> >integrating in addition to sendmail for 1.4), I am proposing that
> >/usr/sbin/sendmail turn into a symlink to /usr/sbin/sendmail.real, and 
> >that mailq and newaliases, which are currently hard linked to
> >sendmail, turn into symbolic links.
> I'd prefer to see sendmail and all its support files installed in a
> directry such as /usr/lib/sendmail, and have all the "normal"
> locations such as /usr/sbin/sendmail, /etc/aliases,
> /usr/libexec/mail.local, etc... be symlinks into this directory.

We took aliases and such out of /usr/lib already specifically because
it was the wrong place for them. Lets not reverse history.