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

On 18-Feb-05, 09:06 (CST), Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> wrote: 
> Le vendredi 18 f??vrier 2005 ?? 08:37 -0600, Steve Greenland a ??crit :
> > No where in the Debconf note does it say which is "the upstream way".
> This has nothing to do in a debconf note.

Sigh. Did you read the thread? W. Ballard wrote:

> The exim4 config asks you if you want itty bitty or one monolothic
> config file. It offers you the option of doing it the upstream way.

And J. Hassler asked:

> Does it tell you which is the upstream way?  Most new users won't know.

At which point Tollef quoted the debconf question, and the answer is
"no, it doesn't."

And yes, it does belong there. It could easily add the something like:

   The single monolithic file is the normal upstream configuration,
   while the other choice is a Debian innovation that works better with
   large installations or ISPs needing to support many virtual domains.

For newbies, this is the first MTA installation they will have ever
seen. Help 'em out, for Pete's sake.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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