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Re: woody release task needs help: package priorities

from the secret journal of Drew Parsons (dparsons@emerall.com):
> Just for education's sake, what are the reasons you hold this opinion?
> I use exim simply because it came standard.  I'd like to know why postfix is
> better.


Postfix is a little bigger on disk than exim on, but it goes to great
lenghts to keep it's memory usage down, or at least consistent. As for
complexity, I run several sites using postfix, and my most complicated setup
has only 40 lines in main.cf. Exim still has a lot of the sendmail-ish feel
to it, like a really long config file and one big deamon running the show
(IIRC. It's been about 18 months since I stopped using exim). Postfix has a
sendmail compatibility interface (http://www.postfix.org/sendmail.1.html),
but under the hood is similar to qmail in design.

Jacob Kuntz

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