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Re: qmail and related packages in NEW

On Nov 30, Joerg Jaspert <joerg@debian.org> wrote:

> Qmail is dead upstream and requires a whole set of patches to even begin to
> work in the manner expected of a modern MTA.  Given this, the fact that this
> means there is also no upstream security support, and the fact that Debian
> already contains at least three reasonable MTAs, we see no need to add qmail to
> the archive. So - please reconsider if it really helps Debian to have those
While I totally agree that qmail is an obsolete FPOS with many bad
problems and I hate it with a passion at least as much as any decent
person, I need to remind everybody that sadly it is a dependency of
Plesk (the only high quality administration panel software) so it's
still going to be installed anyway on many Debian servers.
Maybe having an official well-maintained package (and the one you
evalued clearly is not) is the least evil.


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