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Re: Bug#397646: exim4-config: reportbug mail issue

On 11/10/06, Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> wrote:
On Thu, 09 Nov 2006, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> A default Etch install has Exim configured for local mail only. So
> reportbug mails will end up frozen in a queue somewhere, without any
> direct warning to the user.

Reportbug installs who do not have exim installed correctly should be
using reportbug's built-in SMTP handling abilities and either relaying
to their upstream smtp server or bugs.debian.org; the latter as the
default if nothing else is selected.

Since this is the way that reportbug works currently, I really don't
see the problem. [Perhaps the only bug here is that it even asks
whether to use the local smtp server in the "novice" case.]

But if you start reportbug with reportbug <package>, it doesn't ask
any questions and simply uses the default configuration.

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