[Pkg-mailman-hackers] Bug#508800: mailman: incorret boot dependency on mail-transport-agent

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at mamane.lu
Sun Feb 8 15:08:39 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 02:48:05PM +0100, Luca Bruno wrote:

> while installing on a insserv-enabled system, I encountered an issue
> with mailman boot dependency list:

> insserv: Service mail-transport-agent has to be enabled to start service mailman-qrunner
> insserv: exiting now!
> dpkg: error processing mailman (--configure):

> I discussed it briefly with Peter on IRC, which came up with suggestions:

> <pere> if mailman uses /usr/lib/sendmail as I suspect, there is no need to
>  have boot dependency on an mta.

It may be configured to use /usr/lib/sendmail or to connect on
localhost:25 or to another host. Really, whether a boot dependency on
a mta is appropriate is a local per-machine admin decision.


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