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Bug#158533: project: qmail is installed on murphy



On Wed, Aug 28, 2002 at 06:44:11AM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 28, 2002 at 04:31:27AM +0000, Brian M. Carlson wrote:
> > > > The subject says it all. qmail is installed on murphy.debian.org.
> > > 
> > > The first thing that pops into my mind as to how to answer this bug report
> > > is... "no shit." :)
> > > 
> > > We know. We have known for years. Filing a serious bug on the project
> > > pseudo-package doesn't help us much.
> > 
> > Great! I'm glad you know about it. In fact, I'm elated. Now that you
> > know, please do something about it. I know you have many machines running
> > exim, and I've heard from others that you also run postfix on some
> > machines. I really don't care what mail-transport-agent Debian uses on
> > murphy, as long as its free. In fact, "apt-cache showpkg
> > mail-transport-agent" lists 13 available packages in sid main or non-US.
> 
> Yeah, but none have been tested and proven to work on lists.debian.org.
> That's the catch. See the e-mail related graphs at
> http://murphy.debian.org/mrtg/ for a quick indication why this is so.

None of them will be tested and proven to work if you don't try them.
Alternatively, you could pester upstream rather heavily and see if he'd
make qmail free. I've seen the copyright file for qmail-src, and your
chances of doing so look good.

In addition, no matter how good, reliable, efficient, or otherwise
beneficial qmail is, it's still not right for Debian to use it while it
is in non-free.
 
> BTW, the correct pseudo-package is called "lists.debian.org".

lists.debian.org runs on master, not murphy, although I will admit that
list mail does run through it. Although I filed this on project partly
because project is "Problems related to Project administration",
according to reportbug.

-- 
Brian M. Carlson <karlsson@hal-pc.org> <http://decoy.wox.org/~bmc> 0x560553E7
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