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Re: Please participate in popularity-contest

On 2004-08-09 Radu Spineanu <radus@smartpost.ro> wrote:
> Andreas Barth wrote:
> >* Radu Spineanu (radus@smartpost.ro) [040809 18:55]:
> >>However by default it doesn't work because it's called with
> >>sendmail -oi "$MAILTO" , and xmail expects sendmail -i "$MAILTO" .

> >>I will look into this.

>> If it's a mail-transport-agent, then (and exactly only than) it must
>> provide the file /usr/sbin/sendmail, and the executed code must be
>> able to parse the standard sendmail options.

> It seems the -o options are not supported by xmail, however
> -i which is the exact same thing as -oi IS, and i find it other MTA's 
> know about it, exim for one.

> I have already created a build which has a workaround for this and 
> converts -oi to -i, but instead of me creating a patch, wouldn't be 
> easier for popularity-contest to change -oi to -i in the script ?

> By me it's ok either way, i just want some second opinions..

-oi is used by some important programs per default, including mutt. I
do not know by heart what options you'll need to support, but I'd
guess at least -oem -oi -i -t -F -f. - You'll have to check MUAs and
stuff like cron or at to be sure.
                 cu andreas
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