Hi Jesse, > It seems to me that the whole ./configure autodetect of tcp.smtp is > hokey. I think it would make more sense to specify in the > INSTALL docs and in the configure script that there is a DEFAULT > location for tcp.smtp.
The configure script does that, if you run "./configure --help". > Clearly /etc doesn't work real well because > of the default permissions, so I'd suggest "~vpopmail/etc". That _is_ the default location; it just doesn't get used in most cases because of a clumsy check, as I mentioned before. > Then, allow that default to be explicitly overridden by a configure > option like "--path-to-tcp-smtp=blah". That's already the case; again issue "./configure --help", or read the FAQ entry #8. > We could keep the current configure behavior and just make sure that > we document it in install, but I think trying to explain the > configure behavior would really confuse some people. Has my elaboration been confusing? ;-) IMHO, it's just the problem that users don't know about that "three location" thing without reading the configure script, thus expecting tcp.smtp file in the wrong place. > What do you think? I really wonder that this question hasn't come up earlier. ;-) Jonas