I'm running Ubuntu server 22.04, and installed mailutils. At or near the end of my first installation, I got a "window" (ncurses??) that popped up in the terminal, asking what type of install I wanted to do. Being ignorant, I went with the default "Internet", and learned later that the correct choice for my situation was "Satellite".

I can find no way to revert that decision. I have un-installed/removed, purged, re-booted and re-installed mailutils multiple times now; I've run dpkg-reconfigure mailutils (even tried the --force option), but that "window" will not reappear. It's rather frustrating... Does anyone know how to rectify this??

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You can reconfigure that one by configuring the postfix application. mailutils is a collection of a bunch of mail app packages.

sudo dpkg-reconfigure postfix
  • So - it was postfix - not mailutils. Huh - go figger :) Anyway - That did it & thanks!
    – Seamus
    Dec 2, 2023 at 5:46
  • @Seamus The funniest part is, I cannot for the life of me remember how postfix tied into the mailutils installation. I just remembered that it is what I use to send my command line notifications to my phone and gmail accounts.
    – Terrance
    Dec 2, 2023 at 5:57
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    Not gonna' hold that against you, but FYI postfix is hidden under virtual package default-mta.
    – Seamus
    Dec 2, 2023 at 6:03

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