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Re: make anacron a base package

On Tue, Mar 30, 1999 at 03:21:28PM -0500, Jonathan P Tomer wrote:
> exim (because sendmail is cooler, imho... btw, why isn't it the default
> mailer for debian?  deviating from de facto standards without a good
> reason isn't really wise... and none of that 'easier to configure' stuff
> either. sendmail.mc is -far- shorter than exim.conf or whatever it's
> called, and that's all that needs to be toyed with 90% of the time, due
> to the glories of m4 and the hard work of sendmail maintainers).

Here are some facts:

Exim is a drop-in replacement for sendmail.
This is on the same machine:

$ grep ^[^#] sendmail.cf | wc -l
$ grep ^[^#] exim.conf | wc -l

This is in /usr/doc/sendmail:

$ zcat changelog.Debian.gz | grep 'urgency=high' | wc -l

Read: http://pobox.com/~djb/docs/maildisasters/sendmail.html .

And here's MHO: exim's config file is more readable (plus the wonderful
info documentation and nice comments inside the file generated by eximconfig)

Sendmail may be better, but there are very important reasons why it
is not the default one for new users, for a long time (since bo?).

P.S. sendmail maintainers should be paid for the job they do...

enJoy -*/\*- http://jagor.srce.hr/~jrodin/

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