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Re: [suse-security] sendmail update for suse 9.0 ?
  • From: Rainer Duffner <rainer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 10:55:29 +0200
  • Message-id: <44323481.6020404@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Crispin Cowan wrote:
miguel gmail wrote:
Therefore it is basically not possible for SUSE to distribute Qmail. At
most we could bundle the source code and give you instructions on how to
compile it.
Oh! That would be more than wellcome for newcommers to mail servers
administrators... :-)
IMHO, newcommers to mail server administration should not be messing
with compiling the mail server, they have enough variables to worry
about :) So these newcomers should just use Postfix.

Advanced mail server administrators, on the other hand, are free to go
download the source for Qmail and deploy it themselves. The Qmail
license effectively prevents SUSE from adding significant value, so
there is no point in bundling it.


I don't miss Qmail on SuSE (I usually run it on FreeBSD, where the ports-system and Matt Simerson's toaster-script does wonders - and stock Qmail is useless for anything but the simplest cases, where Postfix creates less headaches) - but what I really miss are RPMs (or .spec-files) for djbdns (and daemontools and ucspi-tcp).
DJB's DNS-cache is one of those things that I end up installing on all hosts that need to do more than a handful of lookups - and it can boost performance several orders of magnitude compared to using a non-local DNS-resolver.
So, as binaries are not allowed for all DJB-ware and the default install is really horrible, I'd appreciate if some kind of "clean" .spec file, that helps installing it in a SuSE-compliant way, was available.
Because it does offer significant value ;-)


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