About /etc/aliases modifications
some weeks ago I've learned that I should not modify any conffiles
including /etc/aliases. But today while re-reading the debian policy
manual (188.8.131.52) I read :
| /etc/aliases is the source file for the system mail aliases
| (e.g., postmaster, usenet, etc.)--it is the one which the
| sysadmin and postinst scripts may edit. After
| /etc/aliases is edited the program or human editing it must
| call newaliases. All MTA packages should come with a
| newaliases program, even if it does nothing, but
| older MTA packages do not do this so programs should not
| fail if newaliases cannot be found.
So where's the truth ? I think we should provide a way to edit
automatically /etc/aliases because there are a lot of package
that need to add aliases. Maybe a script update-aliases (like the one
for the window-managers) would be welcome ?
But which package would include it : "netbase" ?
Hertzog Raphaël ¤ 0C4CABF1 ¤ http://www.mygale.org/~hra/