Re: default MTA for sarge
On Sunday 13 July 2003 01:31, Joey Hess wrote:
> For sarge we have two options for the default MTA in base:
> a. replace exim with exim4
> b. no MTA installed by default, add a MTA task
> So do we want there to be a MTA by default?
I would lean towards exim4 configured for local delivery only. It is a sane
default for just about every system. The admins who know they want another
MTA can easily replace exim and the users who have no clue what a MTA does
have one installed quietly and securely waiting for the day they might want
more from it.
Enough of a Linux system assumes that a MTA is present that not installing any
would be wrong. Asking an user which MTA they want is equally wrong because
many users have no clue what one is.