[darcs-users] darcs vs sendmail

Florent Becker florent.becker at ens-lyon.org
Fri Mar 13 18:14:02 UTC 2009


trentbuck at gmail.com (Trent W. Buck) writes:

> Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net> writes:
>
>> Darcs send relies on your mail transfer agent (sendmail, etc).  So the
>> question for us darcs hackers is why does this happen?  Is it something
>> we can fix (darcs isn't listening to sendmail properly), or is it the
>> kind of situation where the universe is broken (MTAs silently accept
>> messages they can't actually send) and the only thing we can do is post
>> some diagnostic steps on the FAQ?
>
> Unfortunately, if you do a stock Debian 4.0 or 5.0 install (i.e. "keep
> clicking next"), you will get a host that provides /usr/sbin/sendmail
> which accepts mail and KEEPS IT.  (In previous releases, you were forced
> to configure the MTA at install time.)
>

Trent, Petr, as Debian maintainers, what would you think about recommending
(or suggesting) msmtp in the darcs package, and add "sendmail-command
msmtp …" to /etc/darcs/prefs if msmtp is installed.

Florent



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