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reportbug defaults [Re: Bug#367200: ITP: libemail-send-perl -- Simply Sending Email]

On Tue, 16 May 2006, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On the "home desktop" reportbug uses Python's smtp library to send
> email directly to the ISP's smtp server. And that's a good thing,
> because, for a long time, reportbug did not have that feature, and
> people who don't know how to configure MTAs were not able to send
> bug reports.

reportbug sends mail to wherever it is configured; the default setup
should be to send mail to bugs.debian.org, not the ISP's smtp server,
since that can't be known in advance. [I don't know if this is the
default now, but it should be the default.]

Don Armstrong

I now know how retro SCOs OSes are. Riotous, riotous stuff. How they
had the ya-yas to declare Linux an infant OS in need of their IP is
beyond me. Upcoming features? PAM. files larger than 2 gigs. NFS over
TCP. The 80's called, they want their features back.
 -- Compactable Dave http://www3.sympatico.ca/dcarpeneto/sco.html

http://www.donarmstrong.com              http://rzlab.ucr.edu

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