On Sun, 7 Jan 2018 23:05:44 -0500 <my...@mware.ca> said

1) if sendmail is disabled during installation, have periodic's output logged to files (per example in https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?periodic(8) )

2) make this the default anyway (logging to files), arguably the vast majority of systems' reporting is ignored :)
At least now it could be logrotated out!
Hmm, if they are "arguably" already ignoring their system emails. Won't
they then *also* "arguably" ignore their [system] log files?
Why not just remove periodic etc/periodic(daily/weekly/monthly/security)?
But maybe I've just misunderstood the attempt here.

[22:54.53]  <Myke> AllanJude: will you make the installer smart that if the user disables sendmail, that periodic's output will be sent to logfiles instead?
[22:55.17]  <AllanJude> not sure how doable that is
[22:57.20]  <Myke> AllanJude: https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?periodic(8) <-- see examples
[22:57.55]  <AllanJude> ohh
[22:57.57]  <AllanJude> ok then
[22:58.04]  <AllanJude> should be fairly easy to do then
[23:00.02]  <Myke> AllanJude: I'd argue logging periodic to files should become the default since I'm willing to bet 99% of fBSD machines' output is ignored.
[23:00.34]  <AllanJude> Myke: that is a reasonable idea for freebsd 12
[23:00.42]  <Myke> :)
[23:00.55]  <AllanJude> want to email that to freebsd-current@freebsd.org
[23:00.57]  <AllanJude> and then i'll do it ;)


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