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Re: default MTA for sarge



On Sun, Jul 13, 2003 at 03:26:57PM +0200, Sebastian Kapfer wrote:
> The best solution (at least for the average user which doesn't care about
> his MTA) would IMHO be a question along the lines of "Which user account
> should receive messages for the system administrator?" I.e. not even
> mentioning the technical details. The word "mail" might be misleading
> here.

Well, the solution is obvious. Since during all Debian installs, people are
asked to create a non-root user (ie: joshk); why not tell exim to use
the account created during setup as the one we assume to be for
day-to-day use? In all *nix installations where this happens, the
account I choose is always the one I tell root mail to go to.

Does debian-installer currently REQUIRE you to create a non-root
account? If it does, then modifying the exim configure scripts for local
delivery and root mail to $SETUP_USER is trivial (I think?)

-Josh

-- 
"Notice that, written there, rather legibly, in the Baroque style common 
to New York subway wall writers, was, uhm... was the old familiar 
suggestion. And rather beautifully illustrated, as well..."

       -- Art Garfunkel on the inspiration for "A Poem On The Underground Wall"

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