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From: 320095285153-0001@... (Achim Gottinger)
Subject: Re: New Mail Stuff
Date: Thu Jan 25 11:20:02 2001
"Jerry A!" wrote:

> Hey, I've been working on trying to update the way mail portages are
> installed for a while now.  Well, actually, the real job (tm) has been
> getting in the way.
>
> Anyway, what I've been trying to do is come up with a method of
> installing various types MTA setups (plain, LDAP, etc...) without having
> multiple ebuilds (for fear of them getting out of sync).
>
> So, I'm attaching my "work-in-progress".  I'd really appreciate if if
> people out there would test this stuff out and provide me with some
> feedback.
>
> Okay, now the details:
>
> Options are set via the "USE" variable in /etc/make.conf.  The existing
> options are mta-ldap, mta-mysql and mta-tls.  The ebuild should check
> for the variables and do it's magic.
>
> Right now, I've got ebuild files for exim and postfix.  Once these are
> ironed out and committed, I'll start work on qmail.  Also, I've created
> a mailbase portage.  All this does is create /etc/mail and stuff an
> aliases file there.  I did this because exim, postfix and sendmail all
> use the same format, and most people just keep it in /etc/mail.  Also,
> this solves the issue duplication (ie each MTA portage installing the
> same file, and thus a chance for aliases to get out of sync).
>
> Some more notes.  These portages install basic config files that should
> allow it to work "out-of-the-box."  The config files are the standard
> ones from the MTA, just modified to deliver to ~/.maildir.  I figured
> that since the base config files have copious comments, it would help
> the users out with configuration questions.
>
> Okay, this message is getting long enough as it is.  Just yank out the
> tarball and let me know what you think!!!
>

Sounds like lot of work Jerry, thank you for that, I'll give it a try on my
fresh installed rc4_pre2 test system.

achim*

>
>         --Jerry
>
> name:  Jerry Alexandratos         ||  Open-Source software isn't a
> phone: 703.599.6023               ||  matter of life or death...
> email: jerry@...           ||  ...It's much more important
>                                   ||  than that!
>
>   ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                         Name: mailstuff.tar.bz2
>    mailstuff.tar.bz2    Type: unspecified type (application/octet-stream)
>                     Encoding: base64


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-- Jerry A!
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