Subject: Re: turning sendmail into a symlink
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
*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 email@example.com; Bus. firstname.lastname@example.org)