[ic] Inventory adjustment questions
03 Jan 2001 16:57:09 +0100
Doug Alcorn <email@example.com> writes:
> Steve Freitas <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > >There isn't really any code to handle this. You can search the
> > >archives on in-stock or something. I have developed something that is
> > >fairly rudimentary. As soon as I can, I will post a link to a patch
> > >for the construct demo.
> > Great, thanks! I think Akopia should add this function to its todo list
> > -- incomplete functions are almost as bad as bugs.
> If you look in the archives, you'll see Mike only added what he did
> under protest. He has valid concerns about how to keep the inventory
> levels accurate. IC is catalog software. Inventory control is a
> whole other issue that he doesn't want to breach.
> > how would it know whether to use /usr/bin/sendmail or
> > /usr/local/bin/qmail?
> The MTA is always up and running as a daemon. By the nature of MTAs,
> you can only have one running at a time. So, when an application
> wants to send mail it connects to the running MTA through a well known
> interface. The MTA is started up usually at boot time. Depending on
> your box, the bootup scripts are either located in /etc,
> /etc/rc.d/init.d, or just /etc/init.d.
No, this is not right. MTAs can as well run from inetd.conf.
On a nice Linux system, you should have a link pointing to
a sendmail wrapper, even if you use exim,qmail or whatever,
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