ssmtp-config fails on step 6

Andrey Repin
Sat Nov 20 00:07:28 GMT 2021

Greetings, Kevin Andrew Lipscomb!

> ssmtp-config fails silently on step 6 at the first call to /usr/sbin/alternatives.

> I isolated the alternatives command, added the --verbose switch to it, and
> ran the result from a bash shell that was launched as Administrator.  The
> command fails immediately after emitting:

>    reading /var/lib/alternatives/mta

> I am also reporting this as a bug in alternatives at

alternatives is known to make links to nonexistent objects. While this is
possible on *NIX, you can only link to existing objects on Windows.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Saturday, November 20, 2021 3:05:44

Sorry for my terrible english...

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