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Re: guaranteed non-interactive installation and upgrades

On Sat, 2002-12-07 at 14:23, Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 07, 2002 at 01:44:31PM -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> > And we could fix the exim issue by switching to Postfix as the default
> > MTA...
> the sollution is not to use other packages, it is fixing the packages.

But no one has shown any interest in fixing exim.  On the other hand I
was interested enough in Postfix to write the debconfiscation, and then
John Goerzen and LaMont Jones were interested enough to fix and
significantly improve it.

> if the maintainers won't do that, we need a policy paragraph to force
> them.

Making a policy proposal won't force anyone to do anything; it may
motivate the exim people more, but I doubt it.  Of course, with the
policy proposal, we will have a better justification for switching to
Postfix if exim isn't fixed.

Whether we should have this policy proposal and make complete
debconfiscation a goal for sarge is something that I don't have an
opinion on yet.

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