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Re: 23.0.60; emacs-report-bug fails silently

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: 23.0.60; emacs-report-bug fails silently
Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2008 10:23:25 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Florian Beck <address@hidden> writes:

> Anyway, your patch does of course *not* help in the case that sendmail
> or postfix is halfway configured, ie. delivers mail locally (which means
> in practise the mail most likely is never seen). This is quite likely to
> happen because, as far as I remember, either anti spam software or some
> web server stuff required me to install postfix (but it didn't require
> that it worked properly).

I don't see how we could detect this case.

Maybe we could add a warning message to the instruction text of the
email buffer that report-emacs-bug creates, saying that this will
attempt to use `sendmail' or a similar smtp program to send the email,
and the user shouldn't use it if this isn't set up.

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