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Re: RFC: Making mail-transport-agent Priority: optional

On Thu, 13 Oct 2011 09:46:19 +0200
Luca Capello <luca@pca.it> wrote:

> Hi there!
> On Thu, 13 Oct 2011 03:18:04 +0200, Josh Triplett wrote:
> > The 30-35% figure for users who have removed exim still make sense,
> > though, to the extent that popcon numbers for a package with priority >=
> > standard can make sense.
> >
> > In any case, I didn't intend the popcon numbers as any kind of proof,
> > just a bit of very rough evidence about how many people have removed an
> > MTA.
> I disagree on that, according to popcon we have 19.27% of users has
> postfix installed, which could mean that ~90% of users has an MTA
> installed.
> FWIW, I would say that the postfix numbers are more representative,
> because they are the result of a specific choice.

The whole popcon thing is misleading - in many situations where you
don't want an MTA you also will not install popularity-contest.

The only time I see issues with things depending on an MTA is when
someone mistakenly depends on 'at' or puts 'at' into a multistrap
config then wonders where the extra Mb have gone....


Neil Williams

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