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Re: Let's write a system admin friendly mail server packaging system

On 05/26/2010 11:42 AM, Michael Banck wrote:
On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 11:58:26PM +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:
Mario 'BitKoenig' Holbe wrote:
I'm installing apache2 and have a web server - more or less working,
I'm installing dhelp and ... magic, magic ... it extends the running
web-server to serve the dhelp content as well. I'm installing smb2www
and it extends the running web-server to act as smb client as well.
How do they do this? There is some conf.d directory which contains
config snippets for each of the packages.

Yes, which feature I requested from the upstream of postfix. I got a
stunning reply that it was a stupid idea, that it would be slow to
parse, and that postconf wouldn't work anymore. So forget about having
this in postfix, we must find another way.

Eh, Debian can patch upstream software if it thinks it is necessary for
inter-operation, that's the one of the major points of having a

That would be some *serious* patching.

Maybe, though, LaMont Jones (the Postfix DD) has a better relationship with upstream and could convince them that conf.d is a good idea.

Dissent is patriotic, remember?

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