Re: Appropriate? mutt/mailx requires mail-transport-agent
On Mon, Jan 07, 2002 at 10:22:44PM +0000, Phil Blundell wrote:
> >I'm working on a diskless workstation configuration where I don't want
> >mailers running on each machine, though users may have access to the
> >mail spool through nfs. Is it appropriate for apt-get to coerce exim
> >to be installed when I only need a reader? Is this a problem about
> >finding the smtp agent?
> What do mailx and mutt do if you try to send mail and no MTA is installed?
> Unless they handle this situation gracefully, which doesn't seem all that
> likely, this dependency is correct.
My objection is simply that while there is a need for an available
SMTP server, there is no need for it to be local. I'm going to look
into some alternatives and post a recommendation.