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Re: "The Debian exim 4 packages suck badly" on exim-users@exim.org

Scripsit Blunt Jackson <bluujack@gmail.com>

> As a general note, I find it annoying, frustrating, and confusing
> whenever ANY debian package has a substantially different
> installation or configuratin mechanism than the mechanism documented
> by the software publisher.

Perhaps Debian is not the distribution for you, then.  We have always
prioritized constistency across the entire Debian OS over adherence to
what upstream authors somehow chose to do.

I maintain one package whose upstream author apparently thought that
$PATH would be a good place to look for a system-wide configuration
file. I changed that to look in /etc instead, which makes the
configuration mechanism in Debian substantially different from
upstream's. You may find this annoying, frustrating and confusing, but
it's how Debian operates.

Henning Makholm                "De kan rejse hid og did i verden nok så flot
                                 Og er helt fortrolig med alverdens militær"

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