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Anybody working on removing sendmail from base?

From: Timothy Cava <timothy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 21:27:59 -0700

(Let's not bikeshed.)

Anybody working on this in their repository? I'm willing to try, myself,
but I'd like to know whether Matt would accept it, and what's really
necessary. I suppose I could check the mailing lists, but I had trouble
finding useful information last time. It was mostly flamage. I'm
basically just a user/sysadmin/c programmer, not a FreeBSD/DragonFlyBSD
internals expert, so...

	* /etc/rc.mail, or an equivalent
	* /etc/rc.conf glue
		Or is sendmail_enable=NO mta_start_script="..."
		already good enough?

	* /etc/defaults/rc.conf defaults
		Do we break clean and provide a small mailer for
		localnet mail? Or just default to sendmail,
		which kind of defeats the purpose, but there is
		POLA. I suppose we could have NO_SENDMAIL
		mean more, like don't use it for defaults (we
		don't have the binaries, whatever)
	* Other things:
		make release? I don't know the build system in
		What else? I must be missing things, otherwise
		I feel like this would have been done by -somebody-
		out there.

P.S. I use qmail but I'd want to make this work for any mailer,
     I am in no way carrying a torch. I just think there are
     a lot of people out there who want this.


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