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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
> > Unless they handle this situation gracefully, which doesn't seem all
> > 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.

Perhaps creating a new package, eg. 'mutt-reader' with no MTA dependency,
could solve this problem.


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