why does mysql depend on postfix?

Darryl Clarke smartssa at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 05:48:18 UTC 2006

On 20/01/06, Jeremiah Foster <jeremiah at devmodul.com> wrote:
> When I do an apt-get install mysql-common mysql-server apt-get tells me
> it is going to install, among other things, postfix. Postfix is an MTA!
> Why is it getting installed when I install mysql? Is it because it uses
> mysql for authentication?

mysql-server depends on mailx

mailx depends on postfix (or a different mail transfer agent)

Why does mysql-server require mailx? I cannot say.  Likely due to
startup notifications that need to be sent somewhere.

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