From: (no name) (no email)
Date: Tue Apr 08 2008 - 11:29:18 EDT
> On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 09:44:00AM -0400, wrote:
>> > because your mailbox is configured for delivery via "procmail" and
>> > procmail
>> > is not installed.
>> I hope that you will take a minute of your time to explain the
>> above phrase. How is /var/mail/alan, a file in standard mbox
>> format, "configured for delivery via procmail"?
> Your "logical" mailbox as a target for mail delivery. This can be
> to be handled via procmail by multiple methods, primarily:
Viktor, I hope you realize that you have not answered the question.
To be more specific: why does postfix, in a local Unix/Linux
environment, have any dependence on procmail? There is no
mention of this in any postfix documentation that I saw. Nor
is there mention of procmail in master.cf or main.cf. I also
hear, for the first time, of a "logical" mailbox. Is this
>> a great admirer of procmail and use it. That postfix depends
>> on it for local delivery should IMHO be mentioned somewhere in
>> the documentation.
> Postfix has no special affinity for procmail. Some Linux distributions
> configure Postfix to use procmail out of the box.
Again, I regard this as being evasive. The fact is: procmail is
necessary for postfix to work. My question is: why?
>> my students. But I did not throw students into the study of
>> elliptic curves when they were still struggling with Cal I.
> With any luck Postfix 2.6 TLS will have support for Elliptic Curve
> ciphers. :-)
I hope that when it does it will be documented fully, and that
a user unaware of such a thing will not suddenly and unwarnedly
discover that for a simple postfix configuration to work (s)he
will have to install libellipcurve4.3.1 and read the
documentation on it.