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

Anssi Hannula anssi at mageia.org
Wed Nov 9 21:41:09 CET 2011

On 09.11.2011 22:34, Florian Hubold wrote:
> 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.

Normal users also do not read local mailboxes and the mailboxes slowly
add up on diskspace.

Anssi Hannula

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