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

]] Michael Banck 

| 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
| distribution.

Wouldn't it be easier to generate a configuration directory in /var from
snippets in /etc/postfix, if that was what you desired?  The init script
could do that easily enough.

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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