On Mon, 2004-03-29 at 07:02, Benjamin Coles wrote:
> Much apologies on the ebuilds, I must admit that these are my favorite
> packages to maintain (qmail-ldap). It is quite hard to get some stuff
> done with the ebuilds even when it consists of minor changes. I noticed
> that you were in need of help on the ebuilds. I am available online as
> sj7trunks and you may message me since I am very interested in helping
> people get Gentoo into the mainstream. I recently lost my job so I've
> added this to my list of to do and I'm also working on an LDAP book for
> Prentice Hall so I'm fairly confident I'll be able to help you out.
Thanks, Ben and congratulations on your book deal!
I actually succeeded in migrating our central server (router, firewall,
mail, www, squid, etc) to Gentoo in early Jan and was able to beat
qmail-ldap into shape (using the in-portage ebuilds and the patches I
supplied via Bugzilla).
I was fortunate enough to be given a reasonable degree of freedom in OS
choice, which, I believe, is the only reason we were able to make the
switch to Gentoo. I strongly suspect that, had management known the
difficulties related to the qmail-ldap ebuilds, they would have forced
my hand (probably to another Linux distro, eg. Debian or Fedora).
As stated previously, I've sinced moved from sysadmin to webmaster. Even
though I'm no longer responsible for our central server (save website
related ebuilds eg apache and php), I dearly love Gentoo (running it on
my desktop and home server) and want to see it move forward as a
distribution, esp in the corporate sector (I await 2004.1 and security
only updates with glee!)
I'd very much like to see qmail-ldap reach the same level of stability
(ebuild-wise) as mainstream qmail, and am keen to assist where-ever
Unless you're already working on it, I'll have a play with the various
reported bugs and their associated patches, in addition to the latest
qmail and qmail-ldap ebuilds - seeing if I can add the conf-*
functionality suggested by robbat2
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