Re: Sorting out mail-transport-agent mess
On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 11:39:36PM +0100, peter green wrote:
>> 2) Introduce a default-mta package (currently) depending on exim4. All
>> packages requiring a MTA should depend on default-mta |
>> mail-transport-agent. This will have the extra advantage that we (and
>> others like CDDs and derived distros) easily could swap default MTA.
> What concerns me about this approach is that it could easilly end up with
> dist-upgrades swapping out users mail systems without warning. I would
> consider such behaviour unacceptable as it could easilly cause mail loss
Er, no, that wouldn't happen. As long as packages correctly depend on
default-mta | mail-transport-agent, this will have no impact on upgrades.
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