Another call for improvements

Julian Field MailScanner at
Thu Jun 1 08:48:28 IST 2006

On 31 May 2006, at 21:34, Richard Westlake wrote:

> Julian
> Many thank for all the work you put into an excellent product.
> You asked for suggestions so here is mine.
> It would be useful if the init script you distribute could look in  
> a standard place for local customisations.

I get the settings from /etc/sysconfig/MailScanner which is the  
standard place to fetch settings for an init.d script. I don't see  
why you should need to edit the init.d script at all.

> This would save me merging my changes with your script when I  
> upgrade. I customised the scripts to start and stop extra services,  
> add additional command line arguments, change the behaviour of  
> existing command line arguments and perform some other site  
> specific actions.
> The local customisation are in an extra file MailScanner.local  
> which the main script sources, however I still need to add the  
> hooks  into your script when I upgrade.
> If you want I could send you my scripts, which show the hooks in  
> the main file and how the local customisations work.
>  All the best, and thanks again for all your work
> Richard Westlake
> School of Crystallography, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London  
> WC1E 7HX
> Tel: 020-7631-6859
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