Re: New way of doing master.cf to be more upgrade and packaging friendly

From: Wietse Venema (no email)
Date: Tue May 24 2005 - 11:42:45 EDT

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    Nathan Grennan:
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    > On Tuesday 24 May 2005 08:12, Victor Duchovni wrote:
    > > On Tue, May 24, 2005 at 07:51:20AM -0700, Nathan Grennan wrote:
    > > > One way to layout the alternative to master.cf would be like this.
    > > >
    > > > /etc/postfix/master.d:
    > >
    > > This is an incorrect division of labour. I makes master.cf updates easier
    > > for computers and harder for system administrators. The right approach
    > > to making master.cf updates easier for computers is a tool that edits
    > > master.cf along the lines of "postconf -e".
    >
    > I think it is easier for system administrators, especially for upgrades. It
    > makes changes clearer when package management is invovled. Though I only
    > briefly mentioned it, this change would open up possiblities for subpackages
    > or outside packages to cleanly add configuration options to "master.cf" and
    > also keep owership of them. So that when the other package was uninstalled it
    > wouldn't leave it's cruft around that would break postfix. I think this could
    > help make the setup content filters much easier in many cases.

    All this can be automated with a master.cf editing program.

            Wietse


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