# [EMAIL PROTECTED] / 2003-10-28 01:43:19 +0100: > On Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 04:07:08PM -0800, kosmos wrote: > > On Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 11:36:48PM +0100, Simon Barner wrote: > > > > What is the procedure to submit a new port when you don't have access to > > > > a dedicated and highly-visible Freebsd machine on the internet? > > > > > > You have to configure sendmail (or any other MTA of your choice) to use > > > a proper mail server (e.g your ISP's) as a smarthost/mailrelay. Perhaps > > > at least a reference to the according sendmail documentation should be > > > added to the send-pr man page. > > > > Yes, I tried installing a simpler MTA this morning. > > > > I think it's asking too much to require sendmail configuration > > expertise from contributing porters. Sendmail configuration is > > normally relegated to sysadmins that specialize in it.
then use a different MTA, one with proper documentation, configuration helpers, or digestible config file formats. there's plenty of them in ports. qmail bundled documentation contains precise description of steps required to produce a nullclient configuration, as does postfix documentation. > > The skill sets are mutually exclusive. aha. you can't possess skill in both skiing and driving. the skill sets are mutually exclusive. eh? > > > > I wonder how many people just give up trying. > > > > > > Good question. Every single volunteer giving up is a pity. > > > > Yep. It happens and nobody is aware of it. The ports collection doesn't > > really benefit from decreased access for contributors. is it that hard to have send-pr(1) save the PR in file instead of sending it out, and attach it to a mail in your favorite graphical MUA? you *are* able to reach @freebsd.org, after all. -- If you cc me or remove the list(s) completely I'll most likely ignore your message. see http://www.eyrie.org./~eagle/faqs/questions.html _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"