[Mageia-dev] [RFC] msec (nail) can't send reports to local users accounts - require an MTA?

Balcaen John mikala at mageia.org
Mon Oct 17 18:17:35 CEST 2011

Le lundi 17 octobre 2011 16:39:14 nicolas vigier a écrit :
> I think that :
>  - changing the default configuration in an update is wrong. If it's
>    better that msec do not send emails by default, I think this change
>    should be done in cauldron only, maybe with some note about this change
>    in the release notes for Mageia 2.

>  - adding a require or suggest on dma is wrong, especially in an update
> Installing dma with the update will silently replace /usr/sbin/sendmail
> to use dma instead of the previously installed mta, potentially breaking
> email for all programs using the sendmail command.
Hum, if i'm not wrong dma has the lower priority  (5) in the alternatives for 
sendmail-command so it should not replace the default mta :
postfix has 30 , sendmail has 10.

> If msec needs the sendmail command to send its email, it should require
> sendmail-command, not dma or any other mta in particular, so that the
> user can decide what he wants to use to send his emails.
Currently the default sendmail-command package is postfix which is probably too 
much for msec.

Balcaen John
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