Bug#420274: debbugs: please take care of exim 3 going away
On Sun, 22 Apr 2007, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 22, 2007 at 01:15:10AM -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> > 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.
> Kindly take over the package, or refer the issue to the tech ctte to
> have me replaced by somebody more appropriate.
Uh... you don't even appear to maintain exim... so color me confused.
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