[ITP] Sendmail 8.14.9
Fri Nov 7 08:11:00 GMT 2014
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> 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.
I understand. I'll come up with an elegant solution for procmail ASAP.
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