lsb-invalid-mta - Linux Standard Base sendmail dummy

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name lsb-invalid-mta
Package version 4.0
Package release 0ubuntu20
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 48 B
Download size 4.35 KB
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The Linux Standard Base ( is a standard
core system that third-party applications written for Linux can
depend upon.
This package contains nothing else than a fake /usr/sbin/sendmail
command to fulfill the LSB's requirement of providing this command without
requiring an MTA to get installed, which once introduces a daemon which
can cause security problems and second, users get asked questions about
how they want their MTA configured when in reality they simply wanted to
install a deskltop application or a printer driver, but the dependency on
LSB compliance pulls in an MTA with the installation.
The LSB requirement on /usr/sbin/sendmail comes from old times where Linux
and Unix machines had all fixed IPs and did server tasks in data centers.
Today's typical desktop Linux machines do not do local e-mail any more as
users use external e-mail services.
The /usr/sbin/sendmail always exits with exit status -1 (255) and sends a
warning message to stderr, so that if a program actually tries to send e-mail
via the sendmail command the user gets note.


Package Version Architecture Repository
lsb-invalid-mta_4.0-0ubuntu20.3_all.deb 4.0 all Ubuntu Updates Universe
lsb-invalid-mta_4.0-0ubuntu20.3_all.deb 4.0 all Ubuntu Updates Universe
lsb-invalid-mta_4.0-0ubuntu20_all.deb 4.0 all Ubuntu Universe
lsb-invalid-mta - - -


Name Value
mail-transport-agent -


Name Value
mail-transport-agent -


Type URL
Binary Package lsb-invalid-mta_4.0-0ubuntu20_all.deb
Source Package lsb

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install lsb-invalid-mta deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install lsb-invalid-mta



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