Re: [DEBIAN] Why does sendmail depend on procmail?
>>"Scott" == Scott Ellis <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Scott> On Mon, 6 Oct 1997, Chip Salzenberg wrote:
>> I take nothing away from procmail when I say: Deliver was also
>> designed for extreme levels of robustness. If you wish to praise
>> procmail, be my guest. If you wish to assert that Deliver is
>> somehow inferior, however, I must demand either specifics or a
Scott> Speaking as the current maintainer of deliver, let me make a
Scott> few comments.
Scott> 1. RedHat uses deliver exclusively at it's MDA for sendmail. I
Scott> can't think of anything deliver can do that can't be done
Scott> equally as well in procmail.
Right. But procmail is feature laden for a mail delivery
system, and feature poor for a mail filtering system ;-), and is not
required on many systems
Scott> As far as I can tell, deliver is orphaned upstream. Since I
Scott> adopted deliver, I've been unable to find the upstream source
Scott> that the debian package is based off of. I got it in the old
Scott> source package format, and hacked together something that
Scott> resembles what the original source should be, but I can't find
Scott> a recent copy of the upstream source anywhere (including on
Maybe we can get the sources now that the author is on
debian-devel? Anyway, deliver is not orphaned.
Scott> deliver support was removed after a discussion on IRC between
Scott> myself and the sendmail maintainer.
Carefull, unilateral decisions without the requisite consensus
building steps can be dangerous
still punch drunk from session as a general punching bag
"I will contend that conceptual integrity is *the* most important
consideration in system design." Frederick Brooks, Jr., _The Mythical
Manoj Srivastava <url:mailto:email@example.com>
Mobile, Alabama USA <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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