Subject: Re: turning sendmail into a symlink
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/08/1998 13:10:06
On Tue, 8 Dec 1998, der Mouse wrote:

: > Some sort of link is needed for binary compatibility, at this point.
: > Binaries now expect /usr/sbin/sendmail user@host to DTRT.
: I guess my point is, why?  Binaries may equally reasonably expect
: /usr/lib/sendmail user@host to work (one major vendor OS I can easily
: check has /usr/lib/sendmail and no /usr/sbin/sendmail in its latest
: release), but we break that expectation; why should this one be any
: different?

*Our* binaries do not expect /usr/lib/sendmail.  I do, in fact, have a
symlink from /emul/sunos/usr/lib/sendmail to /usr/sbin/sendmail for the
reason that SunOS binaries expect it there.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.