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Bug 439702 - app-admin/sudo - add USE=mail
Summary: app-admin/sudo - add USE=mail
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-10-26 03:06 UTC by Anthony Ryan
Modified: 2013-06-23 08:57 UTC (History)
0 users

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Runtime testing required: ---

Add USE=mail (sudo-use-mail.patch,867 bytes, patch)
2013-01-03 04:09 UTC, Anthony Ryan
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Description Anthony Ryan 2012-10-26 03:06:27 UTC
I would like to propose the inclusion of a mail use flag for this package, making it possible to remove the dependency on virtual/mta.

Looking at the configure options for sudo: --without-sendmail appears to disable dependence on a mail program being installed.

I also suggest that this be disabled by default, because an unobservant server admin could install sudo and not realize a mail relay program was also installed.

It may however, most likely preferable to enable the flag by default, to keep the existing behavior.
Comment 1 Anthony Ryan 2013-01-03 04:09:16 UTC
Created attachment 334134 [details, diff]
Add USE=mail
Comment 2 Anthony Ryan 2013-06-23 08:57:51 UTC
It appears this has been implemented completely independently of this ticket since it was created. I am marking this as resolved.