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Re: Default MTA for Fedora 7



Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
Simply get upstream to rename it to pfx.


The bigger issues is to why so many package have "sendmail", "postfix", or "exim" hardcoded in their binaries. A simple 'strings' command can tell us what package have these potential system calls embedded in their binaries:

Of course I have a sendmail centric installation, and someone out there probably has a distro wide CVS search for dependencies. Besides, this simple search may be yeild a few false positives. Regardless, upstream packages should get more generic on their MTA of choice. But this proves to me the importance of sendmail of the other MTAs.

strings for 'sendmail':

anacron-2.3-44.fc6
at-3.1.8-84.fc6
authconfig-gtk-5.3.12-1.fc6
bash-3.1-16.1
crash-4.0-3.3
fetchmail-6.3.6-2.fc6
gnome-system-monitor-2.16.0-1.fc6
isdn4k-utils-3.2-50
logwatch-7.3-7.fc6
mailx-8.1.1-44.2.2
mdadm-2.5.4-2.fc6
mgetty-1.1.33-9.fc6
mutt-1.4.2.2-5.fc6
perl-5.8.8-10
perl-MIME-tools-5.420-2.fc6
php-cli-5.1.6-3.3.fc6
procmail-3.22-17.1
quota-3.13-1.2.3.1
rdist-6.1.5-44
redhat-lsb-3.1-11
rhgb-0.16.4-3.fc6
samba-3.0.23c-2
slrn-0.9.8.1pl1-1.2.2
sysreport-1.4.3-9
vixie-cron-4.1-64.fc6



strings for 'postfix'
authconfig-gtk-5.3.12-1.fc6
gcalctool-5.8.25-1.fc6
glibc-common-2.5-10.fc6
samba-3.0.23c-2
sysreport-1.4.3-9

strings for 'exim'
gnome-system-monitor-2.16.0-1.fc6
sysreport-1.4.3-9



My 2 cents.
-eric wood


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