Bug#508644: mass bugfiling (against 8 packages) and/or new package default-mta
On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 10:32:51AM +0100, Giacomo A. Catenazzi wrote:
> Giacomo A. Catenazzi wrote:
> BTW "mta" is IMHO wrong. In most of the cases (IIRC) programs needs
> only a "sendmail" program. Should we split the dependencies on real-mta and
> only on a sendmail provider.
> BTW we should also rule a minimal set of sendmail interface (which option
> be implemented). Actually every "MTA" has different sets of sendmail
> but I don't yet know about problems.
Well there were some problems with popularity-contest, see bug #326593
IIRC for sending to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com:
sendmail -oi firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com
but not courrier-mta which want
sendmail -oi firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Another issue for popularity-contest is that MTA that do not retry on
error do not provide much avantage over HTTP submission. However
popularity-contest does not need that the MTA listen on port 25.
Imagine a large red swirl here.