[INN-COMMITTERS] STABLE-2_4 inn (configure configure.in)
Forrest J. Cavalier III
mibsoft at epix.net
Tue Sep 2 14:05:29 UTC 2003
> To: inn-committers at isc.org
> From: Russ Allbery <Russ_Allbery at isc.org>
> Subject: [INN-COMMITTERS] STABLE-2_4 inn (configure configure.in)
> Simplify the check for sendmail considerably. Just look for it on PATH
> or in /usr/sbin or /usr/lib if not found there, without requiring people
> to use --with-sendmail if it's in a standard location. That's the way that
> pretty much every other package does it.
I think this change is a very bad idea. There is a long thread of
discussion that resulted in the configure rules in INN being what they are.
The summary of that discussion is "Better safe than sorry."
Sendmail is too bug-prone to trust an accidentally found version that
someone might not even know was installed.
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