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Bug#230602: ITP: logwatch -- logwatch - a log analyzer written in perl

On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 10:04:19PM +0100, Willi Mann V. wrote:
> Francesco Paolo Lovergine wrote:
> >On Sun, Feb 01, 2004 at 10:55:16AM +0100, Willi Mann wrote:
> >
> >>The report is mailed using mailx.
> >>
> >
> >
> >Ugh! Why not sendmail or better a proper perl module???
> >
> That was the decision of Kirk Bauer, not mine. Could you tell me the 
> reason why you don't like mailx? If you give me a good reason, I'll 
> propose a patch upstream, but I'm definitly not going to change it just 
> for Debian, unless it's neccessary.

Tilde escape commands in mailx for instances. Data input needs to be 
accurately checked to avoid abuses. That's the reason to avoid in general
the use of such a command. Moreoveri, perl has different proper and
powerful methods to send e-mail. There is no need to spawn a program
like that. So, that's also a stylistic issue. 

Francesco P. Lovergine

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