F20 - Unintended consequences of no default MTA - How best to fix

Mark C. Allman mcallman at allmanpc.com
Mon Dec 30 19:29:29 UTC 2013


On Tue, 2013-12-31 at 03:23 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
> On 12/31/13 02:24, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> > An unintended consequence of no default MTA in f20 is no local deliver of system mail.  It IS possible to just ignore (or leave it to the logs) stuff going on in a desktop system, but services like logwatch are very helpful to maintain a healthy system.  Plus there is cron for regular tasks we like to perform.
> >
> > So no MTA seems good IF we can configure mailx to do the local deliveries.  I am kind of assuming that some changes to /etc/mail.rc might do part of the job.  Probably some /bin/sendmail script that maps sendmail arguments to a mailx call.  Plus if you DO install sendmail or postfix, it should undo this setup.
> >
> > I suppose I should submit a bug report on this as the best way to get the developer's attention.
> >
> > But does anyone have any good recommendation(s) on how to do this? I kind of like no MTA on resource straped systems, but we need to address local delivery.
> >
> >
> 
> I can't see what the problem is.....
> 
> yum install sendmail    gets you what was before.
> 
> Is this really an insurmountable obstacle?
> 

Agreed.  I did when I saw it wasn't installed by default.  Works just
fine (and always has). 

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Mark C. Allman, PMP, CSM




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