[ITP] Sendmail 8.14.9

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Nov 3 17:24:00 GMT 2014

On Nov  3 18:16, Christian Franke wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Nov  2 13:43, Christian Franke wrote:
> >>D. Boland wrote:
> >>>Christian Franke wrote:
> >>>>The following should IMO never be done in a postinstall script:
> >>>>- Creation of user and group accounts.
> >>>>- Installation of services.
> >>>>- Setting alternatives to manual mode (/usr/sbin/alternatives --set ...)
> >>>>Please consider moving the above to the sendmail-config script.
> >>>All steps in postinstall are necessary for running Sendmail.
> >>Note that the above steps are re-done on each package update.
> >>
> >>The installation of sendmail does not imply that the user wants to run it
> >>immediately.
> >These are important points.
> >
> >For other services we never create the accounts without the user
> >explicitely requesting them by calling the <service>-config script.
> >
> >The other problem is that you don't know if creating the a local account
> >is the right thing to do.  In many companies there are restrictions on
> >creating a local account and a domain account has to be created instead.
> >Your config script has to take that into account by checking if a matching
> >user account exists already or to ask the user if it should be created.
> BTW: The procmail package is also affected. Its postinstall script creates a
> local group 'mail' using 'net localgroup ...'. This should be changed, IMO.

Ouch, I didn't see that when I GTGed the package :(

Yes, that should definitely be changed for the same reasons.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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