/etc/mailname and cron
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Mon May 1 13:48:30 UTC 2006
Tony Arnold wrote:
> tony B wrote:
>> The cron.monthly stuff gets run using anacron, I believe. My comment
>> that the cron job mails results to root is based on the man page for
>> anacron which says:
>> If a job generates any output on its standard output or standard
>> error, the output is mailed to the user running
>> Anacron (usually root), or to the address contained by the MAILTO
>> environment variable in the crontab, if such
>> exists. If the LOGNAME environment variable is set, it will be
>> used as From: field.
>> It may pipe it to something, but I do not have mail or mailx on my
>> system. I do have postfix.
> I'm surprised you don't have mail. I thought it was installed by default
> on breezy. And indeed I thought cron would depend on it, but I've just
> checked and cron depends on postfix or mail-transport-agent.
Me too - I've been wrong before, though :-)
I was certain that it used "mail" as the mailer (and the dependency that
provided it was mailx).
Anyway, since he has postfix, the dpkg-reconfigure should give the options
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