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Re: [nmh-workers] mts.conf relative sendmail option

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [nmh-workers] mts.conf relative sendmail option
Date: Tue, 29 May 2018 18:59:38 -0400

>Yes.  sendmail had to be run as /usr/lib/sendmail IIRC, so not in PATH
>normally, and Arch's exim and esmtp package both still provide a
>/usr/lib/sendmail, for compatibility, I assume.

Right, buuuttttt .... the OTHER (more common, at least in terms of nmh)
use of sendmail, running it using -bs and talking to it via SMTP, it
DOES use execvp().  And execvp() acts just like execv() if the first
argument contains a '/'.  So I really can't justify (or coherently explain)
why one invocation of sendmail uses execvp() and the other does not.
I suspect the likely answer is they were written by two different people
who had different ideas on exactly what "best practices" meant.

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