[Bug 1316036] Re: cron package does not install MTA

Launchpad Bug Tracker 1316036 at bugs.launchpad.net
Wed May 4 04:17:22 UTC 2016

[Expired for cron (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60

** Changed in: cron (Ubuntu)
       Status: Incomplete => Expired

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  cron package does not install MTA

Status in cron package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  I just did a fresh install of trusty and deliberately made a failing
  entry in the crontab:

  * * * * * mkdir /qwer/qwer

  In /var/syslog, this results in:

  May  4 16:04:01 dekker CRON[2395]: (root) CMD (mkdir /qwer/qwer)
  May  4 16:04:01 dekker CRON[2394]: (CRON) info (No MTA installed, discarding output)

  When I look in the documentation (https://help.ubuntu.com/14.04
  /installation-guide/amd64/ch08s05.html), it says:

     For this reason the packages exim4 and mutt will be installed by
     default (provided you did not unselect the “standard” task during
     the installation). exim4 is a combination MTA/MDA that is relatively
     small but very flexible. By default it will be configured to only
     handle e-mail local to the system itself and e-mails addressed to
     the system administrator (root account) will be delivered to the
     regular user account created during the installation.

  Still, mutt and exim4 appear not to be installed, although I did not
  exclude or remove any packages.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: cron 3.0pl1-124ubuntu2
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-24.46-generic 3.13.9
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: XFCE
  Date: Mon May  5 09:52:04 2014
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-03-26 (39 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Beta amd64 (20140325.1)
  SourcePackage: cron
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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