Re: [DEBIAN] Why does sendmail depend on procmail?
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 retraction.
Speaking as the current maintainer of deliver, let me make a few comments.
1. RedHat uses deliver exclusively at it's MDA for sendmail. I can't
think of anything deliver can do that can't be done equally as well in
2. As far as I can tell, deliver is orphaned upstream. Since I adopted
deliver, I've been unable to find the upstream source that the debian
package is based off of. I got it in the old source package format,
and hacked together something that resembles what the original source
should be, but I can't find a recent copy of the upstream source
anywhere (including on sunsite/tsx-11).
3. deliver support was removed after a discussion on IRC between myself
and the sendmail maintainer.
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