edit root alias when installing the OS

Peter Gordon admin at ramshacklestudios.com
Sun Jan 1 21:14:18 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-01-01 at 12:59 -0800, Florin Andrei wrote:
> 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.
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/2006-January/thread.html#00045
> 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).

That sounds like a good idea to me. Perhaps it could default to aliasing
root to the user created during firstboot, or something similar?
Peter Gordon (codergeek42)
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