Re: Sendmail with deliver, procmail, or mailagent?
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On Tue, 7 Oct 1997, Scott Ellis wrote:
> After some discussions with Johnie (the sendmail maintainer) on IRC, we
> think we've come up with a decent solution to configuring sendmail with
> any MDA. If all the MDAs check in their prerm's (when being removed or
> purged) if they are listed in /etc/mail/sendmail.cf (if it exists), and
> request confirmation to be removed (with notes about THIS WILL BREAK YOUR
> LOCAL DELIVERY), we can get sendmail to depend on a virtual
I don't like this approach. Local delivery is an essential feature that
should not be removed. Only dpkg --force-* should be able to do that.
I still think that the virtual package mda would work better, if write
the appropiate prerm scripts for the mda packages. This way, dpkg takes
care automatically that the user does not disable local delivery, not the
Moreover, what we do for sendmail should also be done for smail, etc.
> What is involved in convincing sendmail that it wishes to use mailagent
> rather than deliver or procmail for delivery?
I have no idea.
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