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gpg-wks-server should not build without sendmail
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There's a bug currently open in Debian ( where gpg-wks-server fails at the sendmail-submission stage, with mysterious errors. It appears that since, gpg-wks-server detects sendmail's location at compile time, however Debian have somehow managed to build it with sendmail's location set to the empty string. This scenario should either a) fail at compile time or b) fall back at runtime on the previous behaviour of looking in a standard place (/usr/lib/sendmail).

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With 2.4.1 you will get a runtime error

sendmail tool '%s' is not correctly installed\n

If the configured sendmail is empty or not executable.