Yenya's World

Tue, 04 Apr 2006

Why not use Qmail II.

Just a random rant about Qmail (see my previous text for more complete description): I have found that Qmail uses hard-coded UIDs and GIDs, and even when the six pseudo-users and two pseudo-groups Qmail needs are installed in the system databases passwd and group, it still uses its own hard-coded UIDs and GIDs. However, they provide a separate tool /var/qmail/bin/brand, which can binary-patch the Qmail files to use another set of UIDs/GIDs when needed. However, this breaks the packaging system's idea of what modification times and checksums the Qmail files have. Ugly as hell. Bleeeeh.

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