edit root alias when installing the OS

Florin Andrei florin at andrei.myip.org
Sun Jan 1 20:59:00 UTC 2006

Wouldn't make sense to edit /etc/aliases while installing the OS and ask
the operator to provide a real email as an alias?
It is a very common error to forget the root alias. As a result, the
email sent by housekeeping software (such as logwatch) is ignored, often
with unpleasant results.


This may or may not require to edit the relayhost variable in the MTA
(ask the operator to provide a default mail relay), I'm not sure
(depending on how "correct" or thorough the installer should be).

Anyway, food for thought and discussion.

Florin Andrei


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