Re: [RFC] Exim as standard Debian MTA?
On Thu 27 Aug 1998, Michael Bramer wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 27, 1998 at 10:40:00AM +0200, Andreas Jellinghaus wrote:
> > >[Not sure if this ought to go in debian-policy or here]
> > >Several times already there has been discussions about using exim as the
> > >standard Debian mailer instead of smail...
> > please remove any mailer from standard.
> > the normal newby does use netscape and not
> > fetchmail+mutt+MTA do access it's mail.
> Don't we need a MTA for local mail?
on a desktop machine you don't need or use local mail.
and if you need one (e.g. one a power-desktop or server machine), you can
install one. programs like cron who need one have dependencies.