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Bug#268846: marked as forwarded (manpages: nsswitch.conf(5) is a bit unc

Subject: Bug#268846: marked as forwarded manpages: nsswitch.conf(5) is a bit unclear
From: Debian Bug Tracking System
Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 02:33:29 -0800
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has caused the Debian Bug report #268846,
regarding manpages: nsswitch.conf(5) is a bit unclear
to be marked as having been forwarded to the upstream software
author(s) Michael Kerrisk <[email protected]>.

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Moin Michael,

I've received:


> man 5 nsswitch.conf says :
> "aliases
>  Mail aliases, used by sendmail(8).  Presently ignored."
> /etc/aliases may be ignored by sendmail, but exim uses it.
> i think it would be clearer to describe this as 'presently ignored by =20
> NIS'.

What do you think?  Does it make sense changing sendmail to NIS
or should I add a note to the Debian version that other MTAs may
behave differently?



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