On Tue, Jan 07, 2003 at 11:26:53PM -0800, Kurt Bigler wrote:
> on 1/6/03 10:59 PM, Jonathan Chen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 05:29:15PM -0800, Kurt Bigler wrote:
> > 
> > [...]
> >> The problem came up when my VPS provider did a system upgrade.
This process
> >> left everything I had intact except I lost my sendmail soft link
which had
> >> pointed to the sendmail replacement provided by qmail.  The link
> >> replaced by the sendmail binary with the result that I suddently
> >> sendmail running again beside qmail.
> > 
> > The correct thing to do is to leave the sendmail binary alone and
> > tweak /etc/mail/mailer.conf so that the sendmail replacement is
> > invoked instead of the base-system's sendmail.
> Yes, I actually corrected mailer.conf when the problem occurred, but I
> heard that some software will try to use /usr/sbin/sendmail explicitly
> ignoring mailer.conf.

/usr/sbin/sendmail is a symbolic link to /usr/sbin/mailwrapper. ie
invoking /usr/sbin/sendmail will consult /etc/mail/mailer.conf.
Jonathan Chen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
             "A person should be able to do a small bit of everything,
                                        specialisation is for insects"

This is exactly my point, we are running our selves in legacy circles to
comply with the original application.  And even worse, we are continuing
to conform for how sendmail wants thing, and still calling it sendmail.
So, for example, if you install postfix...It replaces the sendmail
executable also.  So, sendmail (mailwrapper version), points to sendmail
(postfix replacement), which finally points to the postfix delivery app.
Seems a bit much...

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