mailer.conf gets overwritten

Eirik Nygaard eirikn at
Fri Apr 16 01:28:48 PDT 2004

On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 07:15:31AM +0200, Jörg Anslik wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using qmail on my machine (with a corresponding
> /etc/mail/mailer.conf to keep legacy mailer stuff happy), and I
> noticed my custom file being replaced by a default version whenever I
> do a "make upgrade".
> I checked if moving mailer.conf to some other place, e.g.
> /usr/local/etc/mail solves the problem, but it didn't do the trick, so
> I just thought I'll let you know about this, since the man pages I
> checked don't discuss this topic in detail. Looked in the wrong
> places, maybe. :-)

This is probably one of the short-comings of the way we handle configure
files at the moment, I have been talking to Eivind Eklund about looking
into if his etcmerge is something we could benefit from. I will see if I
can have some patches ready tonight, and will send the patch-set to the
list when it is working.

Eirik Nygaard
eirikn at xxxxxxxxxxxx    Never let a computer know you're in a hurry.
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