> >>>>> "RS" == Russell Steinthal <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> RS> No, I wouldn't even consider this: the .qmail-default solution is
> RS> orders of magnitude cleaner than mine was.
> OK. I'm not really aware of what is better for the qmail folks; I figure
> that if it's wrong I'll hear complaints about it.
Well, I'm not much of a qmail expert either (which is one reason my
original patch didn't use the method you're using now). My opinion
of the .qmail-default solution is based on my personal dislike of
lots and lots of dotfiles in one directory. (Similar, I think, to
the opinions about excessive symlinks in /etc under certain OS's...)
> RS> Umm... I'm sure I'm being an idiot somehow, but that patch refuses to
> RS> apply for me (hunk 2, to be specific).
> Perhaps it was mangled in transit (although this rarely happens to me). In
> any case, it's in CVS now so an update will pick it up.
I updated, and that fixed the problem I was having.
Another suggestion: would it be possible to allow the user to
configure $whereami during installation, rather than just silently
setting it to the domain? The installation script says the domain
"names" can be any arbitrary identifiers, which isn't actually true,
since they get stuck into $whereami (or at least as far as I can
tell). Alternatively, the docs should be updated...
Russell Steinthal Columbia Law School, Class of 2002
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