[Pkg-exim4-users] order of file concatenation

Ross Boylan ross at biostat.ucsf.edu
Tue Dec 20 23:00:34 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-12-18 at 19:35 +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 07, 2005 at 10:21:30AM -0700, Ross Boylan wrote:
> > I started with
> > 30_exim4-config_remote_smtp
> > 30_exim4-config_remote_smtp_smarthost
> > 
> > And wanted to add a bit after the remote_smtp transport.  So I created
> > 30_exim4-config_remote_smtp_rb
> > but this ended up *after* the smarthost stuff.
> Actually, the idea behind the filename is order_source_name, with
> source being "exim4-config" for files installed from exim4-config.
> That way, one can easily say where a file comes from.
> So, you should probably be naming your files like order_local_name. In
> any case, I would choose the order number in a way that this forces
> the sort order of files. Since transport order doesn't matter, all our
> files are at order 30.
> Greetings
> Marc
So, make no assumptions about the relative ordering between files that
have the same order number?  That might be worth documenting, if I
didn't just miss it.

This does mean that the trick I was trying to do of modifying an
existing transport can't be done reliably, but the trick is probably too
tricky anyway.

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