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Re: Anybody working on removing sendmail from base?

From: Robert Garrett <rg70@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 09:23:24 -0500

Timothy Cava wrote:

> David Rhodus wrote:
> <snip>
>> Before we can start to remove packages like sendmail we need to have
>> established our packaging system. Perhaps starting to work on a new
>> installer framework or a package control system would be more suited
>> at this current time.
> Somebody smarter than me will have to work on this, they're large
> projects that require direction. I'd have to start from scratch to
> know where that is...
>> Once we at least have our package control mechanism wrote and tested
>> only can we then look at removing large chunks of the tree. Trying to do
>> so at this stage is too early on and would only destabilize the system
>> and one that is not really in active development at this time.
> It will be interesting to see our new system when it's written. Perhaps
> I can help at a later date, once I have more time, know what language
> its in, the big picture, etc.
> -Timothy
Theres no reason why a framework to use either a different mta, or 
log the crap that gets emailed to root, couldn't be put in place
before the new installation/package management system is written.
it doesnt interfere with anything, and as far as userland stability 
goes, its not gonna hurt us..


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