This Space for Rent

New Code!

Postoffice has been upgraded to version 1.1.0. This release fixes one annoying bug (Postoffice wasn't dealing properly with smtp servers returning 4xx connection messages) and changes all of the mail programs so they always read the file /etc/ to set options.

I've discovered that it won't work properly on recent versions of R*dh*t Linux, because they ship gdbm, which doesn't have a good ndbm compatability layer (the function calls appear to be there, but there's no ndbm header file and you need to know the MaGiC cOnStAnTs to enable those headers) and because, in the grand tradition of Linux, gl*bc uses a slightly different networking interface than libc does. Guess who doesn't use gl*bc?

The next Postoffice release will hopefully work properly on commercial Linux, instead of just working on Mastodon, FreeBSD and NetBSD. But that's a bridge I've yet to burn.