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Re: Too many Recommends (in particular on mail-transport-agent)

Hi there,

On Tue, 30 May 2017 13:57:03 +0200, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> For example, very few packages should Depend/Recommend a MTA: if you
> just send notifications (like mdadm), you would need a properly
> configured MTA anyway or they just end up in a file nobody will ever
> look at (I don't see local mail to root as very useful).

AFAIK by default root is an alias for the first local user set up during
installation.  This at least was/is on the oldest Debian installation
upgraded and still running I have (and the same on jessie on my current
laptop) :
mantissa:/etc# git log -p 5deed858 aliases
commit 5deed8583b1a65e9f80a9426496c2e707ce6c860
Author: Luca Capello <luca@xxxxxx>
Date:   Thu Dec 31 15:11:07 2009 +0100

    initial commit

diff --git a/aliases b/aliases
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..ba553bc
--- /dev/null
+++ b/aliases
@@ -0,0 +1,14 @@
+root: luca

Given that local users are notified of new mail at a console login,
providing such notification at DE login would be a first step.

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

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