Re: postfix as default-mta? [Re: Bug#508644: new release goal default-mta?]
On Sat, May 09, 2009 at 10:22:40PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Sat, May 09 2009, Don Armstrong wrote:
> > On Sat, 09 May 2009, Steve Langasek wrote:
> >> My point is precisely that I don't think there are any salient
> >> technical advantages of one over the other.
> > Just going by what MTAs -ctte members are running, it'd be 3, 2, 2
> > (postfix, exim, and sendmail.) [Though I honestly wouldn't suggest
> > sendmail as the default, Manoj probably would. ;-)]
> While I do prefer sendmail, I think there is one technical issue
> you guys are glossing over: The fact that we have an installed base of
> Exim, and documentation all over the place that assumes the Debian
> default is Exim,
Such as? I haven't seen any documentation that makes this assumption.
> and given that other things appear equal (Exim, postfix, and sendmail all
> meet technical requirements, all are supported by strong communities,
> etc), the minimal disruption to a tested setup rule applies -- and Exim
> has a strong lead over theothers, my personal preference notwithstanding.
According to popcon, only about 68% of Debian users have exim4 installed,
and 18% have postfix installed. I don't think that's much of a lead for
exim4, considering most of the exim4 installs are probably due solely to its
status as a default.
So I don't find this persuasive. Which is largely beside the point; this is
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