Default-installed MTA (was Re: MTA virtual provides craziness)

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Wed May 15 14:56:39 UTC 2013

On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 04:30:35PM +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> I'd suggest that mdadm should do what cronie already does these days:
> try to use sendmail if it's there and only then, and unconditionally log
> things to syslog. This would the allow us to remove an SMTP server from
> the default install, and everything would appear in the logs just
> fine. And as soon as the admin decides to install a mail server and
> configure it then he will get mails too.

I'm in support of this general idea, but I think it's a big enough change
that we should probably do it as a feature -- mdadm is a key example but
probably not the only thing.

Matthew Miller  ☁☁☁  Fedora Cloud Architect  ☁☁☁  <mattdm at>

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