raqfaq error in RAQ4 instructions

Jonothon Ortiz (Xnext, Inc) jon at XNEXT.COM
Sun May 26 16:41:33 IST 2002

The q(x) point ws something I brought up to the RaQFaQ people before and
they didn't pay attention to it, for some odd reason. I don't think it's
been updated in awhile.

-----Original Message-----
From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK]On
Behalf Of Julian Field
Sent: Sunday, May 26, 2002 11:21
Subject: Re: raqfaq error in RAQ4 instructions

At 15:36 26/05/2002, you wrote:
>1/ What's the error in the raqfaq?

It's where they refer to /var/spool/mqueue/q(x). If prefer to flatten it
back to the standard /var/spool/mqueue directory with no subdirectories.

>2/ Is there a good reason to use this approach rather than choosing one of
>existing queues as Mailscanner's output queue?

It's just more "normal". Having split queue subdirectories and only using 1
of them, seems a bit unusual to me.

>   If for some strange reason the user
>uninstalled Mailscanner, they'd have a lot more work getting back to the
>sendmail install.

They would just have to tweak the 1 line in sendmail.cf.

But it's up to you which you go for. I think you need to be a bit more
explicit about the config lines you advise people to change. "q(x)" isn't
as obvious as just saying "q1" for example.
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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