[xubuntu-users] fresh installation does not report cron errors: no MTA installed

Wybo wybo at dekkerdocumenten.nl
Sun May 4 14:26:45 UTC 2014

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 
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. Is this a bug?


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