[lsb-discuss] Possible to get rid of /usr/bin/sendmail requirement in LSB 4.1?
till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 09:07:19 PDT 2009
One problem which I have with the LSB is the requirement of
/usr/bin/sendmail. This pulls in a mail server system with daemon on
many systems, taking resources, opening a possible security hole, asking
question to non-tech users during the MTA installation, ... This can
easily happen only when a printer driver from OpenPrinting gets
installed and this can make users complain, up to users refusing LSB
Now I want to know whether there happened already investigations
concerning the removal of /usr/bin/sendmail from the LSB 4.1
requirements, as Mats Wichmann talked about in his comment on
above-mentioned bug report.
I also want to know whether one can perhaps surround this requirement by
letting the LSB-packaged software not require "lsb" but a sub-package
like for example "lsb-printing". Are these sub-package names
standardized? We will also have to structure the content of the
sub-packages appropriately, as for now the "lsb-printing" of the "lsb"
package in Ubuntu requires "lsb-core" which in turn requires
/usr/bin/sendmail. perhaps one can change these dependencies somehow so
that lsb-printing does not pull sendmail.
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