Re: msmtp depends on Gnome!?
- Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:24:50 -0400
- From: Will Parsons <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: msmtp depends on Gnome!?
On Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018 9:40 PM -0400, Brian Inglis wrote:
> On 2018-03-28 15:50, Stephen Paul Carrier wrote:
>> msmtp is billed as a light-weight SMTP client and I would like to use
>> it with cron instead of ssmtp.
>> What's not light-weight is its dependency on libgnome-keyring0 which
>> has more dependencies that eventually bring in Gnome. This is for a
>> headless workstation.
>> Is it possible to remove or replace this dependency so that msmtp can
>> be installed without enlarging the size of the install by such a factor?
> Look at the other packages under the Mail category e.g. email, mailutils, nmh.
> I've poked around with some of them, and most are pretty easy to set up and use,
> depending on your requirements.
That may be true, but it is still surprising that msmtp should depend
on libgnome-keyring0. I don't use msmtp under Cygwin, but I do under
FreeBSD, and under the latter platform, my version of msmtp seems to
This obviously will not translate directly into Cygwin, but it
certainly suggests that the OP's comment is justified. (I'll have to
admit, I don't know why even bash should be a dependency.)
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