Bug#420274: debbugs: please take care of exim 3 going away
On Sun, 22 Apr 2007, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 21, 2007 at 04:51:50PM -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> > On Sat, 21 Apr 2007, Marc Haber wrote:
> > > exim 3 is scheduled to be removed from lenny and sid really soon now.
> > > Please consider swapping exim for exim4 in your dependencies.
> > Is there any reason why you are not providing a transition package?
> Yes. See package descriptions for exim and exim4.
> Executive summary: Incompatible configuration file format. Same reason
> as for the different package names in the first place.
Even though the configuration file formats are incompatible, when we
no longer distribute or support security updates for exim3 the only
choice is to upgrade to exim4; in such a case a transition package
seems appropriate, even though the transition is not seamless.
[Regardless, yes, I will be updating or changing the dependencies on
mail-transport-agent the next time I upload debbugs.]
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