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Bug 834535 - sys-apps/smartmontools RDEPEND on virtual/mta
Summary: sys-apps/smartmontools RDEPEND on virtual/mta
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2022-03-03 16:54 UTC by Daniel Hiepler
Modified: 2022-03-04 17:36 UTC (History)
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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.