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Bug#243918: apache adds webmaster alias but forget newaliases

On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 04:52:04PM +0100, Carl Johnstone wrote:
>  > I wonder if we should reassign this bug to all the MTA since 
> > some of the
> > ship newaliases in /usr/bin and others in /usr/sbin (that 
> > apache uses).
> You don't need to run newaliases with exim - which is Debian's recommended MTA.
> How do other packages handle adding email aliases? Might be a question for debian-dev.


/etc/aliases is the source file for the system mail aliases (e.g.,
postmaster, usenet, etc.), it is the one which the sysadmin and postinst
scripts may edit. After /etc/aliases is edited the program or human
editing it must call newaliases. All MTA packages must come with a
newaliases program, even if it does nothing, but older MTA packages did
not do this so programs should not fail if newaliases cannot be found.
Note that because of this, all MTA packages must have Provides,
Conflicts and Replaces: mail-transport-agent control file fields.


Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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