Summary of Dropped Packages

Trever L. Adams tadams-lists at
Thu Feb 24 20:13:13 UTC 2005

Ok, how about, sendmail is harder to configure to be secure,
historically has had more security bugs, and is over kill for most

Postfix offers many of the same features, is historically more secure,

I didn't go into this, but this is why I like it. It is also a fresher
code base, which I tend to like because it often means more
maintainability (but not always).

Sane does not mean I like it (there are a lot of sane things that I
don't care for...), I am sorry I gave that impression.


P.S. All of these things may actually mean exim should be the default...
but as I said, I don't know much about it.

On Thu, 2005-02-24 at 11:30 -0800, Jesse Keating wrote:
>On Thu, 2005-02-24 at 12:10 -0700, Trever L. Adams wrote:
>> I am not very familiar with exim, but I like postfix very much. Yes,
>> kill sendmail. However, please make postfix the default and if exim is
>> good, please keep it around as a choice for those who like it. Postfix
>> is the sane default I think.
>So postfix being the 'sane' replacement is based only on it being what
>you prefer?  Unfortunately single user preferences aren't what decisions
>are made on at a distro level.
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