Bug#508800: mailman: incorret boot dependency on mail-transport-agent

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Mon Feb 9 20:36:54 UTC 2009

[Lionel Elie Mamane]
> 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.


As mail-transport-agent isn't (supposed to be) provided as a facility
by any boot script, I guess someone need to get all those providing
the virtual mta package to agree to provide a virtual boot facility
too.  Conflicting provides it not an option at the moment, so boot
scripts depending on mail-transport-agent will fail to install when
dependency based boot sequencing is enabled.  A virtual facility is
like the $local_fs and $remote_fs facilities, which map to many

Of course, if the local admin want to specify a boot dependency on a
specific MTA, she can do so by adding a file in

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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