[OpenIndiana-discuss] Sendmail dependencies
Andrey N. Oktyabrski
ano at bestmx.ru
Thu Feb 16 23:33:59 UTC 2012
On 16.02.12 23:07, Gary Gendel wrote:
> I tried to start up smtp-notify, but it failed because sendmail-client
> wasn't running. This is a problem because I have a sendmail replacement
> (qmail) running. Once I modified the dependencies using svccfg to
> exclude sendmail-client and include qmail-smtp (which provides the
> sendmail equivalent) it ran fine.
> However, this bring up the question of how to deal with an MTA
> replacement for sendmail functionality in general. I'm sure that others
> will be using postfix, qmail, etc. instead of sendmail. We should figure
> a way that a MTA replacement doesn't break functionality of services
> like smtp-notify.
Maybe it's time to introduce something same as BSD's mailwrapper(8)?
Usually I make this trick on OSes which have not mailwrapper:
# mv /usr/lib/sendmail /usr/lib/sendmail.real
# ln -s /usr/pkg/sbin/exim /usr/lib/sendmail
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