Subject: Re: sendmail's aliases.db distribution
To: Tim Rightnour <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/19/2000 16:40:37
On Sat, 19 Aug 2000, Tim Rightnour wrote:

> What I really don't want to see, is sendmail rebuilding the alias file every
> time on boot, just so we don't have to build that db file.  Perhaps rc.sendmail
> could do something like:
> if sendmail=yes && aliases.db is zero byte rebuild.  Otherwise, leave it alone
> and assume the admin knows what he is doing.

I assumed the rc.d script would only call newaliases if aliases.db
doesn't exist, just like for the keys in the "ssh" script.