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

also sprach Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> [2009.05.07.1423 +0200]:
> Both have a very good security track record, so I don’t think the design
> alone justifies a possibly painful transition.

Where's the pain?

  0.  figure out how to solve #508644 properly, and not only for
      default-mta, but default-syslog etc.
  1a. make it a release goal for squeeze.
  1b. make sure postfix packaging is up to the task, give Lamont
      some minions (/me volunteers)
  2.  switch to postfix

Anyway, with this postfix discussion, we ought not lose focus of
#508644... The open questions are

  1. whether to use the chance and implement lsb-sendmail-cmd in
     addition to default-mta,
  and 2. whether to use virtual or dummy packages.

I think raising the issue of (1) in the process and letting each
maintainer do the proper thing is sensible.

I also think virtual packages for (2) are up to the task, and if we
have the policy on our side, we can be reasonably sure that none of
those default-* packages get provided more than once... and if they
did during a transition, well, it wouldn't actually harm...

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