darcs shouldn't need an MTA just to send mail

Bug #177458 reported by Peter Berry on 2007-12-19
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
darcs (Ubuntu)

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issue596 has been superseded by issue906 upstream.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
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers

Remote bug watches

Bug watches keep track of this bug in other bug trackers.