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