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

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Wed Nov 9 21:34:23 CET 2011

Am 09.11.2011 20:48, schrieb Michael Scherer:
> 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
> aliase.
> > 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 ?
msec already sends everything also to /var/log, which was disregarded
in last discussion because normal users don't look there and it
slowly adds up on diskspace.

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