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Bug#243918: apache adds webmaster alias but forget newaliases

On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 05:56:28PM +0200, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> /etc/aliases is the source file for the system mail aliases (e.g.,
> postmaster, usenet, etc.), it is the one which the sysadmin and postinst
> scripts may edit. After /etc/aliases is edited the program or human
> editing it must call newaliases. All MTA packages must come with a
> newaliases program, even if it does nothing, but older MTA packages did
> not do this so programs should not fail if newaliases cannot be found.
> Note that because of this, all MTA packages must have Provides,
> Conflicts and Replaces: mail-transport-agent control file fields.

That's great, but how can we possibly do that?  If you know what path
newaliases has, you can simply do if [ -x $NEWALIASES ] $NEWALIASES
I suppose we could do something like:

for i in /bin /sbin /usr/bin /usr/sbin /usr/local/bin /usr/local/sbin; do
	if [ -x $i/newaliases] $i/newaliases

but that's pretty ugly.

"Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon 
the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those
conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse
to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince 
himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep 
he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception." -- Mark Twain

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