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

andre999 andre999.mga at laposte.net
Fri Sep 23 04:43:58 CEST 2011

Balcaen John a écrit :
> Le Jeudi 22 Septembre 2011 22:32:25 Florian Hubold a écrit :
> [...]
>> You didn't seem to understand the part about nail.
>> nail aka mailx is an MTA and already in a default install, just
>> currently it doesn't work
>> without sendmail, it seems. nail is currently required by msec, so
>> msec per definition "needs" an MTA.
> Well if i'm not wrong nail or mailx is an MUA (Mail User Agent) not an
> MTA (Mail Transfer Agent).

You're right -- so we'll have to keep nail/mailx (or an equivalent) for the MUA 
side of the process.
Although nail is supposed to handle both sides, (according to the description), 
it would likely be easier to add dma/dragonfly than to try fixing nail, which 
does the user agent side well.  But if the MTA side of nail could be readily 
fixed ...

Since they've changed the name of nail to mailx upstream (according to the 
description), shouldn't we be packaging it as mailx now ?  (With a provides 
nail, I assume.)


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