On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 06:55:20PM +0100, Erik Norgaard typed: > Giorgos Keramidas wrote: > > > I don't argue for a replacement but for the elimination. Install a port > if you need an MTA, you're happy with that way for so many other > standard services.
Isn't this going a little too far? What other posix systems ship whith no default MTA at all? Not many I would say. > The default should be to dump cron output to a file. No need to setup 4 > mail clients. Only if you want to send the output to a remote address > would you need to do this. No need to setup mail clients? How about you having to create an infrastructure to parse all these files on your servers? I like the way it is: create an alias for root and be done with it. > The option remains to install from ports as with so many other things. And many other things not. Or do you want to go the linux way: just a kernel and the rest in packages? I like a complete OS. > My concern is if some heavy legacy application, because of history or > tradition, remains in base will draw resources from advancing in other > areas that are much more relevant today. sendmail is NOT a legacy application. It's actively being developed ON FreeBSD. Actually, the maintainer(s) are doing a great job and are definetely NOT drawing resources from anyone or anything else. These discussions are. Also the sources in /usr/src/contrib/sendmail/src are 2.2 MB. That's not heavy at all. Ruben _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"