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Re: qmail port successfull
Lapo Luchini wrote:
Christopher Faylor wrote:
Yes, I must forget about sharing Win32 binaries.
That's a really regrettable outcome of the qmail license. Oh well.
What license? AFAICT there is no license, at most some webpages with DJB's
comments on software licenses (but no license).
As far as i remember some linux distro do have qmail in binary form...
they asked DJB and (as far as I remember) he added to the license the
Woulnd't this be acceptable on "our platform" too?
Exception: You are permitted to distribute a precompiled var-qmail
package <http://cr.yp.to/qmail/var-qmail.html> if (1) installing the
This doesn't look like a license to my. Anyway I couldn't find any reference to
it inside the qmail tarball.
No, this is one of FreeBSD's ports system shortcomings (the difference between
make install and pkg_add) take a look at OpenBSD for a more featured
implementation of the ports system, but still using makefiles. Other interesting
implementations are Gentoo's Portage (using Python) and OpenDarwin's
DarwinPorts (using TCL).
This would require of course to have a binary with no vpopmail
P.S.: maybe it's just that I'm using FreeBSD more and more, but its
"ports system" seems to me better each time I think of it (it is a
collection of some 8000 Makefiles that contains instruction to download
source form original website, apply patch if necessary, compile and
install as a system package).
It is true, of course, that most of the people out there wouln't like to
compile things, but when it's an automatic non-interactive script, it
can be a little better maybe.
This reminds me that maybe it could be cool to have an "install" option
in "type 2 packages" that installs them directly, without bothering to
have a "fake" local setup.ini, starting setup, let it install the
package... this would need some command line "installed package db"
management of some kind. Or it is already out there, only I didn't
Med venlig hilsen / Kind regards
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