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

Thomas: Sorry for the private mail, I hit the wrong reply button.

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.

The packaging of Exim optionally supports a setup in which the config
file is split into several conf.d-like directories. Whenever Exim is
restarted all files in those directories are concatenated into a single
file somewhere under /var which is then fed to the Exim daemon.

Couldn't the postfix package be modified to do something similiar?


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