On Thursday 06 February 2003 09:11 pm, Kevin Stevens wrote: > On Thursday, Feb 6, 2003, at 19:05 US/Pacific, David Syphers wrote: > >>> sendmail_enable="NO" > >> > >> make this NONE > > > > Unfortunately, this is only valid in 4-stable. It was deprecated in > > HEAD > > September 3, 2002. I was hoping that the sendmail_submit_enable and > > sendmail_outbound_enable switches (which I think are new) would have > > the same > > overall effect as NONE did in -stable. > > Thank god. I wasn't around at the time, but whoever thought it was a > good idea to take a *universally* understood binary choice like yes/no > and add alternatives to it - well, hopefully they've had time to > appreciate the zillions of posts by confused admins.
There was a long and heated debate around enabling sendmail when the idea of making the option tri-state came out as a reasonable compromise. Yes, it might have caused some confusion, but then again, so did the fact that sendmail_enable="NO" did _not_ turn off sendmail... But for better or worse it's gone now, apparently because it was incompatible with rcNG. -David -- "Whatever it is that the government does, sensible Americans would prefer that the government does it to somebody else. This is the idea behind foreign policy." -P. J. O'Rourke Astronomy and Astrophysics Center The University of Chicago To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message