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

From: Matt Fretwell (no email)
Date: Tue May 24 2005 - 11:48:57 EDT

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    Nathan Grennan wrote:

    > > 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.

     Hell, call me old fashioned :), but if a software install added settings
    into my master|main.cf automatically, it would not be an install for long.

    Matt


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