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Re: Why does Debian install Exim4?

humble tech wrote:
> I've just installed another Debian Stable and I want to know why on
> earth the Debian maintainers believe it acceptable to just go ahead and
> install Exim4 without asking, forcing me to go and uninstall it
> afterwards....

    Uhm, because many packages require an MTA to, you know, mail things to people?

> Really, I've been a bit spoilt by Gentoo's control I guess, it's just
> that especially on a server, you don't want anything on it that isn't
> definitely supposed to be there.

    Yup.  Generally speaking, as a SysAdmin, a server that can mail me
problems is a good thing.

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