new sendmail hint, part 2

Billy O'Connor billyoc at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Oct 12 18:02:18 PDT 2002


highos at linuxfromscratch.org (Jesse Tie-Ten-Quee) writes:

> Yo,
> 
> On Sat, Oct 12, 2002 at 05:16:46PM -0400, Billy O'Connor wrote:
> > The cvs -k flag is for just this sort of thing, to temporarily change
> > the default handling of cvs keywords.
> 
> Yeah, Mark mentioned it on IRC a while back when were discusing it.  So
> it's up to Timothy/Ian todo it when they commit, I guess.
> 
> However is that such a good idea?  Why is an RCS/CVS substitution
> keyword being used in a sendmail VERSIONID?  I can understand if it's a
> custom setup, but this is a hint here, suppose to be more or less
> generic.
> 

This puzzled me too.  But I think it's so a 'sendmail -bv -d' will
return some sort of build id field in the debug dump of sendmail.
I've never used that .mc option.

Billy
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