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