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Bug 834535

Summary: sys-apps/smartmontools RDEPEND on virtual/mta
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Daniel Hiepler <d-too>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages <base-system>
Status: UNCONFIRMED ---    
Severity: normal    
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Daniel Hiepler 2022-03-03 16:54:38 UTC
Currently smartmontools with "daemon" use flag depends on virtual/mailx which provides MUA functionality. I suppose smartmontools never needs to receive mail, so instead depending on virtual/mta would make more sense.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge ssmtp
2. configure ssmtp
3. echo 'sys-apps/smartmontools daemon' > /etc/portage/package.use/smartmontools
4. emerge smartmontools
Actual Results:  
mailutils (virtual/mailx) gets pulled in even though a working MTA is already present.

Expected Results:  
smartmontools using ssmtp to send mail and not installing a parallel mail infrastructure.