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

On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 10:35:13AM +0100, Philip Hands wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Oct 2011 10:17:38 +0200, "Bernhard R. Link" <brlink@debian.org> wrote:
> ...
> > > - Taking time to download and install, which increases the time and
> > >   bandwidth needed to install or upgrade a Debian system.
> > 
> > Please drop the "upgrade". If you deinstall it there is no cost at
> > upgrading.
> I think the point here is that people that accept a default install are
> liable to not be brave enough to remove chunks of the system, or even
> perceptive enough to notice that some daemon that seems to be surplus to
> requirements is running, let alone then doing the work to find out that
> they can safely remove it, and then actually do so.
> Also, most normal users will never remove it on the basis that it's
> "standard" (assuming that they discover that fact).
> That being the case, they will get every upgrade.

Thank you for your much clearer restatement of the problem.  That's
exactly what I mean, and what I'd like to avoid by removing an MTA from

- Josh Triplett

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