On Sat, Mar 30, 2002 at 07:12:52PM +0100, Dag-Erling Smorgrav wrote:
> Gregory Neil Shapiro <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Given that non-sendmail users will be inconvenienced when upgrading due to
> > the 8.12 changes (need to change sendmail_enable from "NO" to "NONE"),
> Why?  It doesn't make any difference as long as one uses the
> mailwrapper stuff:

Yes, it does.

> des@des ~% grep sendmail /etc/rc.conf
> sendmail_enable="YES"
> des@des ~% cat /etc/mail/mailer.conf
> #
> # Execute the Postfix sendmail program, named /usr/local/sbin/sendmail
> #
> sendmail        /usr/local/sbin/sendmail
> send-mail       /usr/local/sbin/sendmail
> mailq           /usr/local/sbin/sendmail
> newaliases      /usr/local/sbin/sendmail
> So what's all this noise and racket about?

This assumes that the replacement "sendmail" binary accepts the same
options as the real sendmail. In particular the options that are used
by default in the rc* files.
This is not the case for qmail for example.
(And there the normal use is not to start it with sendmail_enable="YES"
but rather from its own start file under /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ after
disabling sendmail with sendmail_enable="NO" (now "NONE"), which I
think should be the standard behaviour for alternative MTAs.)

So, if one uses qmail this change does require you to modify the
sendmail_* options in /etc/rc.conf.  

<Insert your favourite quote here.>
Erik Trulsson

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