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

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:

>> On Sat, May 09, 2009 at 10:22:40PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>         Given that, I would say that churning the installation by making
>  a supermajority of sites change their MTA seems like a non-starter to
>  me.

I do not see how changing the default MTA for future Debian installs
will cause churn for people. If people are happy with continuing on with
their currently installed Exim4 packages, they will continue to be happy
with that, and should not be forced to change MTAs.

Debian deciding to change MTAs affects new installs, and it signals a
choice that this is the MTA that we would like to support as our

I'm not sure why other distributions have decided to choose Postfix as
their default, but if I were to take a guess I would think that it is
because it is easier for new users to setup. But perhaps that is a
subjective assessment based on my own experiences.


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