[Mageia-dev] [RFC] prefer dma rather than postfix in prefer.vendor.list for msec mga1 -> mga2 upgrade

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Wed Nov 9 20:48:36 CET 2011

Le mercredi 09 novembre 2011 à 19:38 +0100, Florian Hubold a écrit :
> Hi there,
> as Anssi made me aware msec currently has a Requires on
> sendmail-command for cauldron, this was the outcome of the
> last discussion about msec / MTA.
> However, currently in /etc/urpmi/prefer.vendor.list postfix
> is preferred as sendmail-command and mail-server.
> Anssi's vote and mine is to replace preference on postfix
> with dma to ensure users get dma installed with the
> upgrade from Mageia 1 -> 2 and not postfix which needs
> configuration.

What configuration ? 
AFAIK, Postfix work out of the box for the use case of msec/cron, mail
sent to root are delivered to root mailbox, unless someone added a

>From a quick look at dma, it behave the same ( ie, it take aliase from
the same file, thus requiring the same configuration, or needing the
same declaration of a smart host ). 

Wouldn't it be better to send everything to /var/log if no mta are
found ? 
( ie, do something like that :
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/NoMTA ). We have the proper
version of cronie ( I hope ), so what prevent us ?

Michael Scherer

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