r6543 - trunk/BOOK/general/sysutils

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Mon Feb 5 09:36:26 PST 2007


On 2/5/07, Randy McMurchy <randy at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> bdubbs at linuxfromscratch.org wrote these words on 02/05/07 11:10 CST:
>
> > +    <para><parameter>--without-sendmail</parameter>: By default,
> > +    <application>Fcron</application> will use <xref linkend="sendmail"/>
> > +    to email you the results of the <command>fcron</command> script. Omit this
> > +    switch to use <application>sendmail</application> or
> >      <option>--with-sendmail=<replaceable></path/to/MTA></replaceable></option>
> > -    if you wish to utilize this feature.</para>
> > +    to use a different MTA.</para>
>
> Actually, wouldn't it be better to use <command>sendmail</command>
> instead of the link to the Sendmail package. Many/most of our MTAs
> provide a sendmail command. I would prefer if we didn't specifically
> say one package over another, when any of several would do.
>
> Hopefully, I'm making sense here.

Right. Mutt uses <xref linkend="server-mail"/>, but the link comes out
as "MTA". It does the same thing, though, where it wants a sendmail
command. So, that's kind of wrong in the other extreme since exim
wouldn't work. I don't know what the right solution is here.

--
Dan



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