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Re: Default mail-transport-agent

On Wed, 24 Oct 2007, Nico Golde wrote:
> The question was if you get asked how to report bugs on install this
> should have nothing to do with what the user has in his home
> directory.

Of course it should; reportbug needs to know who is sending the mail,
and the proper place to store that is in the user's home directory.

rm ~/.reportbugrc; if you want to test it out.

The default if you don't have an MTA configured or know your ISP's
relay is to send mail directly to bugs.debian.org, which is perfectly
reasonable, provided your ISP doesn't block port 25 outgoing. Using
port 587 is more ideal, but that's blocking on #421046, eg:

Don Armstrong

Debian's not really about the users or the software at all. It's a
large flame-generating engine that the cabal uses to heat their coffee
 -- Andrew Suffield (#debian-devel Fri, 14 Feb 2003 14:34 -0500)

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