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Re: Default MTA for Fedora 7



On Tue, 6 Feb 2007, Horst H. von Brand wrote:

Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> wrote:
On Tuesday 06 February 2007 15:48, Thomas M Steenholdt wrote:
Precisely. So let's make sure that whatever is put on the media, is
something that we can somehow justify as our default packages for
whatever. I don't care about which mailer is chosen as default, but I'm
not too fond of the: "package XXX is the default choice for function
YYY, because it won the *sort* contest". If we are going to include an
MTA on the media at all - and install should of course be possible
without network connectivity - we should be in charge of which mailer
goes there. It should not be left to chance.

I really really don't want to make that decision, because no matter _what_
decision I make, people with pitchforks are going to come after me.  So I'm
perfectly happy to make _no_ decision and let the tool sort it out.

I can only imagine the reactions if/when somebody submits some niche MTA into the repository mid-release that happens to get selected over exim.

That by itself /is/ a decision...

If the selection was truly random, it would be a slightly different thing ("see, we're carrying out a field-test to see which MTA is the best by installing random MTA" :) but as it stands... yum-randomizer plugin, anyone ;)


	- Panu -


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