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Re: Idea: making it easier to change DEBCONF_PRIORITY

On Wed, May 24, 2006 at 01:51:41PM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting Jason Spiro (jasonspiro@gmail.com):
> > On 5/21/06, Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org> wrote:
> > >We will not recommend them to end users. If you think that end users
> > >might be confused about some of the questions that are asked during a
> > >default install, we'd be delighted to try improving them.
> > 
> > The two exim-config questions are an issue. They trip up all the
> > newbies I know. Would there be a way to simplify them by adding a "I
> > am a home user and want the best choice chosen for me automatically"
> > option, preferably on a separate menu before the main exim-config
> > menu?
> While I wouldn't probably agree with the formulation, I understand the
> logic.

The problem is that there is no way to automatically determine the
"best choice". There are common setups contradicting each other, and
the only way to reliably determine which setup does apply to the local
situation is to ask the user.

Frankly, I don't think that there is any chance of simplifying the
setup of exim4. mail is rocket science, and it should be avoided in a
newbie setup - they tend to only use web mail anyway.

I'm all in favor of removing the MTA from the default install as this
seems to be the only option viable.

Please Cc: pkg-exim4-devel on your answers, I'll approve all


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