[Popcon-developers] Should we patch popcon to send emails even without an MTA?
- Subject: [Popcon-developers] Should we patch popcon to send emails even without an MTA?
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill Allombert)
- Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 18:07:41 +0100
- Message-id: <[🔎] 20050105170741.GJ23145@seventeen>
- In-reply-to: <E1CjNuE-0003qj-JI@saruman.uio.no>
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On Tue, Dec 28, 2004 at 09:25:22PM +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> The patch for bug #239097 seem sane to me. Should we apply it and
> upload a new version? Any comments on the patch?
Well, I find the report of bug #239097 very confusing.
I suppose we should experiment with the idea before applying the patch.
How do we decide to use /usr/lib/sendmail instead of built-in smtp ?
Maybe /usr/lib/sendmail can only send email locally.
Will we need more debconf templates ?
A built-in SMTP engine has the following problems:
1) You need to configure the smarthost and the sender address properly.
(it might be possible to use popcon.debian.org and
email@example.com but that will not work with some ISP that
block port 25.)
2) If the network is not up when the cron job run, the mail is not send.
> The number of submissions are dropping. The reason is probably that
> popcon is no longer installed as part of the default installation in
> sarge. We might want to do something to make it easier to
Are you positive popcon is no longer installed as part of the default
installation ? Is it a bug or a feature ? Should we ask debian-boot ?
I think there have been a lot of test install in the past. Given that
popcon reports can live 20 days after the install is trashed, there might
be a lot of reports of little values.
Imagine a large red swirl here.