darcs shouldn't need an MTA just to send mail

Bug #177458 reported by Peter Berry on 2007-12-19
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Darcs
Incomplete
Unknown
darcs (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: darcs

Shall I send this patch? (1/1) [ynWvpxqadjk], or ? for help: y
What is the target email address? <redacted>
Error in execvp: No such file or directory

I guess darcs uses some mail-sending program to send mail, but the package doesn't depend on it. The package _does_ recommend the virtual package mail-transfer-agent, but surely an MTA is overkill for just sending mail.

Mark Stosberg (markstos) wrote :

I suggest that you file this as a "wishlist" item upstream at http://bugs.darcs.net/ after searching to see that it hasn't already been filed there. I'll be surprised if the Ubuntu project wants to do anything about this directly.

Mark Stosberg (markstos) on 2008-02-03
Changed in darcs:
status: New → Confirmed
Samuel Bronson (naesten) wrote :

issue596 has been superseded by issue906 upstream.

Changed in darcs:
status: Unknown → Incomplete
Changed in darcs:
status: Incomplete → Unknown
Peter Berry (pwberry) wrote :

Upstream marked "won't fix". They decided it was too much work for too little result.

Changed in darcs:
status: Unknown → Incomplete
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