[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [nmh-workers] mts.conf relative sendmail option
Date: Wed, 30 May 2018 12:47:56 +0100

Hi Ken,

> > Yes.  sendmail had to be run as /usr/lib/sendmail IIRC, so not in
> > PATH normally
> So I really can't justify (or coherently explain) why one invocation
> of sendmail uses execvp() and the other does not.

Yes, I'm not arguing that PATH shouldn't be used today, I'm just
remembering how it didn't used to be in PATH and so code written back
then wouldn't bother searching it.  Later code could expect to find it
under PATH as it moved.  And there would have been a time when it
differed between Unixes, thus things like Perl's metaconf adding
/usr/lib to the PATH when a-hunting.

Cheers, Ralph.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]