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

Kevin Fenzi kevin at
Wed May 15 15:11:32 UTC 2013

On Wed, 15 May 2013 10:56:39 -0400
Matthew Miller <mattdm at> wrote:

> 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.

Perhaps interested parties could get behind/revive:

and finish it out for f20?

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