Re: guaranteed non-interactive installation and upgrades
On Sat, 2002-12-07 at 14:23, Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 07, 2002 at 01:44:31PM -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> > And we could fix the exim issue by switching to Postfix as the default
> > MTA...
> the sollution is not to use other packages, it is fixing the packages.
But no one has shown any interest in fixing exim. On the other hand I
was interested enough in Postfix to write the debconfiscation, and then
John Goerzen and LaMont Jones were interested enough to fix and
significantly improve it.
> if the maintainers won't do that, we need a policy paragraph to force
Making a policy proposal won't force anyone to do anything; it may
motivate the exim people more, but I doubt it. Of course, with the
policy proposal, we will have a better justification for switching to
Postfix if exim isn't fixed.
Whether we should have this policy proposal and make complete
debconfiscation a goal for sarge is something that I don't have an
opinion on yet.