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Re: Default MTA for Fedora 7



Jesse Keating wrote:
On Monday 05 February 2007 15:39, Thomas M Steenholdt wrote:
I'm not going to debate which mailer is best, but I have to say this...
Knowing that exim will win a dependency race for for /usr/sbin/sendmail,
including the package on the media and installing it by default (even if
it's to satisfy a dep.), comes very very close to being a conscious
decision.

If you don't have network enabled at install time (and the remote repo enabled), then only the packages on media will be looked at for solving smtpdaemon. If its sendmail, and sendmail alone, it will win. If it's postfix, it will win. Its all in what you put on the media.


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.

/Thomas


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