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Re: default MTA for sarge

Sebastian Kapfer <sebastian_kapfer@web.de> wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Jul 2003 11:50:07 +0200, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
>> Enough of a Linux system assumes that a MTA is present that not
>> installing any would be wrong.  Asking an user which MTA they want is
>> equally wrong because many users have no clue what one is.

> In short, please make "local delivery" the default; don't even run
> exim-config on installation.[1] Those who need the feature will know how
> to activate it. The others shouldn't need to care.

If you installed exim4 and used frontend=noninteractive or just press
<Enter> on every debconf-question you should end up exactly with this:
local delivery only. OTOH if you upgraded from an exim with broken
config you /might/ end up with an exim4 inheriting the broken config,
as it tries to "parse" exim.conf to preanswer the debconf-questions.

> [1] The question where root's mail goes to comes to mind. I think this
> question has to be asked.

If you don't specify another user when configuring /etc/alises it will
be delivered to /var/mail/root
           cu andreas
Hey, da ist ein Ballonautomat auf der Toilette!
Unofficial _Debian-packages_ of latest unstable _tin_

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