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Re: Announcing Fedora 12 Alpha



On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 11:13:30AM -0500, Chris Adams wrote:
> 
> mdmonitor and smartd can easily be changed, since they can be configured
> with a program instead of an email address.  I don't know about cron.

cron can be changed to. 'man 5 crontab', see MAILTO.  The only
problem is that in such way there should be something else sending
mail to root you forgot about (say - logwatch, or something else or
something which you are going to install in the future).  That is
why in /etc/aliases you can see the following example:

# Person who should get root's mail
#root:          marc

'firstboot' could have something which would allow to edit that if
so desired.

Dropping these mails to root, or displaying them with something
"clicky-pointy" on a desktop to which you may not be even logged to
and which can be far away is the worst possible "solution" one can
come up with.  Is this happens _only_ if a suitable MTA is not
available such thing could be acceptable.  Not sure how to do that
without supplying some kind of "pretend MTA" (which probably end up
bigger and more resource hungry than alternatives).

   Michal


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