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RE: Compiling Sendmail With Cygwin?
- To: <earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com>, "Jason Bucata" <Jason dot Bucata at sabre dot com>, <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Subject: RE: Compiling Sendmail With Cygwin?
- From: "Suhaib Siddiqi" <sssiddiqi at ipass dot net>
- Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 12:13:04 -0400
- Reply-To: <ssiddiqi at nspm dot ipass dot net>
Sergey had ported sendmail 8.8.x to Cygwin B 19. I am pretty sure
his diff file can be used to pacth (manually) the newer version of
sendmail and compile it with Cygwin.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
> Earnie Boyd
> Sent: Friday, October 29, 1999 9:02 AM
> To: Jason Bucata; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Compiling Sendmail With Cygwin?
> Hi Jason,
> Cygwin is a wonderful environment to use for porting the
> typical UNIX code.
> Why not just give it a simple try? You may be surprised
> at how easy it can be.
> As for sendmail itself I've never built it from source
> so I can't confirm or
> deny how easy this could be.
> The headache is undoubtedly going to be the never ending
> "text mode" vs "binary
> mode" processing.
> Good Luck,
> --- Jason Bucata <Jason.Bucata@sabre.com> wrote:
> > My team is looking into replacing an E-mail system that
> we have set up on
> > some dedicated NT machines. Being the Unix fan in the
> bunch, I've suggested
> > using Sendmail.
> > There's no practical possibility of replacing NT with
> Unix here (though I'd
> > certainly love that), so if we're going to use Sendmail
> then we'll have to
> > either go with the commercial version or port the
> source ourselves. I like
> > the ability to make custom changes, and the price is
> nice, so porting the
> > source is higher on my list.
> > So my question is: How painful is it to compile
> Sendmail with Cygwin? I've
> > seen a port of an old, old version (dating back to '94
> perhaps?) on the 'Net
> > that was compiled using Cygwin... so I know it's
> theoretically possible. I
> > just want to know how much effort it would be, so I can
> gauge whether we
> > should try this route or just go with the commercial
> package--or another
> > (NT-based) package altogether.
> > Being the Unix guy, *I'd* be the one given the job of
> making the port
> > happen, most likely. I'm at least passingly familiar
> with programming both
> > Unix and Win32 at the C/system call level, though I've
> done precious little
> > hands-on work at that level (my team does mostly Visual
> Basic and such).
> > I'm not easily daunted, though (as you probably
> surmised by my even
> > *thinking* about this :).)
> > The biggest thing I see as a problem is that Cygwin
> doesn't implement
> > (get|set)uid. I'm not worried about security, as
> everything that runs on
> > these boxen run as administrator anyway.
> > Another possibility I've looked at is Exim, though I
> think there are more
> > Sendmail-experienced admins within the company as a
> whole, so Sendmail would
> > make more sense in that regard. Any thoughts?
> > Jason B.
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