[blfs-dev] Postfix

Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Tue Aug 20 06:55:13 PDT 2013

On 08/19/2013 09:59 PM, Ken Moffat wrote:
>  I've now put Armin's sed for db-6 in at the startof the Configuring
> the Build section.  Not tagged as 7.4 (yet), I haven't started
> *that* build.  But looking at the page during the edit, I wonder if
> we could improve the 'build' commands under Installing Postfix.
>  I was going to question the wording where we show the options for
> Cyrus-SASL and OpenSSL, and to suggest that we should say something
> like "Use the CCARGS and AUXLIBS values for all of the optional
> dependencies you wish to support, for example to use Cyrus SASL and
> OpenSSL ...".  But then I realised that Cyrus SASL is recommended.
>  In what circumstances do people need Cyrus SASL ?  The last time I
> used it, I was posting through an account at a previous ISP whilst
> not being dialled in to them.  Rather a long while ago.
>  Usually, recommended implies either that the usage is broken
> without it, or that you have to use extra switches to build without
> that dependency.  I assume the Cyrus SASL use case is common enough
> that recommending is worthwhile, but perhaps we should briefly spell
> out why it is recommended ?
>  And then add something like my "Use the CCARGS ..." sentence
> earlier in this post ?
> ĸen

Well, since it's a SMTP Server package, you *want* some kind of
authentication, which SASL provides for Postfix. As for SSL, well I
think I don't need to tell about that.

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