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Re: postfix as default-mta? [Re: Bug#508644: new release goal default-mta?]

Luk Claes wrote:
> Steve Langasek wrote:
>> On Tue, May 05, 2009 at 05:06:26PM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
>>> also sprach Carsten Hey <carsten@debian.org> [2009.05.05.1645 +0200]:
>>> FWIW, Ubuntu did what I consider the right thing:
>>> http://launchpadlibrarian.net/21235281/mdadm_2.6.7.1-1ubuntu4_2.6.7.1-1ubuntu5.diff.gz
>> Well, this is the right thing in Ubuntu because postfix is the default MTA
>> for Ubuntu.  In Debian, this is not the case, so mdadm recommending postfix
>> by preference causes inconsistent behavior depending on the order in which
>> the user installs packages.
> Maybe we should also consider changing the default MTA to postfix?

No, most of users don't need a full MTA, but only a local MTA
(usually only sendmail command, but ev. only a socket listening to
SO I would propose a more simple mailer (esmtpd, nullmailer, ...)

For this reason, I would like to distinguish full mta and sendmail
interface for our dependencies.


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