In <[🔎] 20090917111213.GL514@wasteland.homelinux.net>, Jochen Schulz wrote: >Dale: >> 2009/9/17 K. Jantzen <firstname.lastname@example.org>: >>> in the booting sequence of Debian lenny I see a line saying >>> >>> Starting MTA: >>> >>> It "takes ages" until Debian comes up with "exim4". Thus booting takes >>> quite some time. >>> >>> What does that mean? >>> Do I have to have that? >> >> If you just got a desktop or laptop setup you don't really need a mail >> server running. So removal is very simple all you have to do is: >> >> apt-get remove --purge at bsd-mailx exim4 exim4-base exim4-config >> exim4-daemon-light > >I don't recommend this solution since a lot of software (explicitly or >implicitly) depends on your system's ability to send mail. Agreed. Cron and anacron both need a mailer to inform you of errors and various packages install cron jobs implicitly. However, isn't there a local-only mailer that respects /etc/aliases and is lighter-weight than exim4? -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. email@example.com ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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