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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2009.05.05.1645 +0200]:
>>> FWIW, Ubuntu did what I consider the right thing:
>> 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.