DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-09
Re: Anybody working on removing sendmail from base?
On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 21:27:59 -0700, Timothy Cava wrote:
> (Let's not bikeshed.)
> Anybody working on this in their repository? I'm willing to try, myself,
> but I'd like to know whether Matt would accept it, and what's really
> necessary. I suppose I could check the mailing lists, but I had trouble
> finding useful information last time. It was mostly flamage. I'm
> basically just a user/sysadmin/c programmer, not a FreeBSD/DragonFlyBSD
> internals expert, so...
I am not sure if the newsgroups still hold the older stuff, there have a
very good thread that I created about remove Sendmail, Perl, BIND and etc.
So far from that thread, it looks like we will move things out of
system and have them as package.
> * /etc/rc.mail, or an equivalent
> * /etc/rc.conf glue
> Or is sendmail_enable=NO mta_start_script="..."
> already good enough?
> * /etc/defaults/rc.conf defaults
> Do we break clean and provide a small mailer for
> localnet mail? Or just default to sendmail,
> which kind of defeats the purpose, but there is
> POLA. I suppose we could have NO_SENDMAIL
> mean more, like don't use it for defaults (we
> don't have the binaries, whatever)
> * Other things:
> make release? I don't know the build system in
> What else? I must be missing things, otherwise
> I feel like this would have been done by -somebody-
> out there.
Change from mail to log.
* Just my wish: :-)
It will be very cool if anyone write a nice app
looks almost like mutt or so that will read the
logs. Ex: List in the left and select 'security',
then will display today first. Also, can check the
different date of log.
I personal hate to put log in the mail or have
system depends on mail for the different things.
I hope, I am not missing something else, because I always get rid of
sendmail and switch mail to log at the near every BSD that I have
> P.S. I use qmail but I'd want to make this work for any mailer,
> I am in no way carrying a torch. I just think there are a lot of
> people out there who want this.
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