lsb-invalid-mta_4.1+Debian11ubuntu6mint1_all.deb


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Description

lsb-invalid-mta - Linux Standard Base sendmail dummy

Distribution: Mint 17.3
Repository: Mint Upstream i386
Package name: lsb-invalid-mta
Package version: 4.1+Debian11ubuntu6mint1
Package release:
Package architecture: all
Package type: deb
Installed size: 66 B
Download size: 26.17 KB
Official Mirror: packages.linuxmint.com
The Linux Standard Base (http://www.linuxbase.org/) is a standard core system that third-party applications written for Linux can depend upon. This package contains nothing else than a fake /usr/sbin/sendmail command to fulfill the LSB's requirement of providing this command without requiring an MTA to get installed, which once introduces a daemon which can cause security problems and second, users get asked questions about how they want their MTA configured when in reality they simply wanted to install a desktop application or a printer driver, but the dependency on LSB compliance pulls in an MTA with the installation. The LSB requirement on /usr/sbin/sendmail comes from old times where Linux and Unix machines had all fixed IPs and did server tasks in data centers. Today's typical desktop Linux machines do not do local e-mail any more as users use external e-mail services. The /usr/sbin/sendmail always exits with exit status -1 (255) and sends a warning message to stderr, so that if a program actually tries to send e-mail via the sendmail command the user gets note.

Alternatives

Provides

  • mail-transport-agent

Conflicts

  • mail-transport-agent

    Download

    Source package: lsb

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install lsb-invalid-mta deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install lsb-invalid-mta
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