289232Re: Does an option "include" exist?
- Nov 2, 2012On Thu, Nov 01, 2012 at 05:56:46PM +0100, Christian Rößner wrote:
> rob0:I'm not saying it is a "bad" idea. It might even be something for
> >> I have a trivial question: I have several smtpd blocks in my
> >> master.cf. Most of the time with similar options, but maybe just
> >> single options change. Is there some "include" option that I
> >> could cut these options and paste them in a separate file and
> >> include it where needed?
> > Since it is not documented in master(5), it's safe to assume it
> > it does not exist. I doubt Wietse is interested in implementing
> > such a feature, but he can of course answer for himself.
> I wasn't sure if "my" idea was good or bad. I simply thought
> about reducing redundancy and therefor lowering the risk of
> doing mistakes, if changes in config are required.
Wietse to consider if/when work begins on a non-compatible Postfix
"3.0". I think it would be difficult to ensure downgradability with
such a feature.
> > A workaround which can accomplish the same thing is to createAnd this fits in with the general Unix philosophy of small tools
> > a Makefile and use make(1).
> Yes, that seems a good idea for now. So this would lead in
> something like a template system, where "make" builds the
> final master.cf.
which do one job well and can work together to do big jobs. It's
upgrade- and downgrade-resistant, also.
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