Re: default MTA for sarge
On Monday 14 July 2003 18:39, Dr. Freshmaker wrote:
> * Guru-class users who actually care. For them, it would be trivial to
> tear exim4 out by the roots and slap in postfix or what-have-you. These
> users would probably not mind that their favorite MTA was not included
> by default; they would probably enjoy the chance to hack. ;-)
there's a subclass here that is important however.
*MANY* admins have used Debian for years. We know exim inside and out. If I
sit down at a Debian machine I expect to find exim there. When doing rapid
installs I do not have to bother switching out the MTA.
I think this is one of the most compelling reasons. Things that are the
default are what many, many people learn. Changing that default causes some
level of pain and work. As you said, postfix while cool and all is not that
much better to warrant the change.
Somehow I managed to miss the exim4 rollout. Need to schedule some time
reading and experimenting with it.
hmm, as I went to press 'send' a counter-item came to me.
The only place I have ever seen exim installed is Debian. RH still insists on
using sendmail by default (may $deity be merciful) but at least ships postfix
as an option.
Is that enough to warrant a switch? Dunno.