» Ubuntu » Packages » lucid (10.04LTS) » misc » lsb-invalid-mta
lucid  ] [  lucid-updates  ] [  precise  ] [  precise-updates  ] [  raring  ] [  raring-updates  ] [  saucy  ] [  trusty  ] [  utopic  ]
[ Source: lsb  ]

Package: lsb-invalid-mta (4.0-0ubuntu8) [universe]

Links for lsb-invalid-mta

Screenshot

Ubuntu Resources:

Download Source Package lsb:

Maintainer:

Please consider filing a bug or asking a question via Launchpad before contacting the maintainer directly.

Original Maintainer (usually from Debian):

  • Chris Lawrence

It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.

External Resources:

Similar packages:

Linux Standard Base sendmail dummy

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 deskltop 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.

Other Packages Related to lsb-invalid-mta

  • depends
  • recommends
  • suggests
  • enhances
  • sug: lsb
    Linux Standard Base 4.0 support package

Download lsb-invalid-mta

Download for all available architectures
Architecture Package Size Installed Size Files
all 19.3 kB52.0 kB [list of files]