Why is sendmail bad?

Josh Boyer jwboyer at jdub.homelinux.org
Mon Feb 28 17:52:53 UTC 2005

On Mon, Feb 28, 2005 at 08:55:37AM -0800, Kenneth Porter wrote:
> --On Saturday, February 26, 2005 7:15 PM +0100 Nicolas Mailhot 
> <Nicolas.Mailhot at laPoste.net> wrote:
> Presumably the people installing Fedora who can't configure sendmail are 
> either home users (who have a full-featured ISP to operate a real MTA) or 
> business users operating behind a company MTA. AFAIK, Fedora isn't being 
> pushed as an "MTA training platform", so there's no need to keep one in the 
> Core product when it's tight for space. And if it's not tight for space, 
> one could still use a very simple outbound-only queuing MTA for the default 
> and make Postfix/Exim/Sendmail choices for advanced users.

That makes some sense.  But then you have the broken upgrade path issue if you
drop _all_ fully featured MTAs from Core.  Potentially that is.

I think it's more plausible once the installer supports installing from other
repos.  Which is FC5 I hear.

So for FC4 I think one of the current MTAs should be present.  I'm not going to
dare suggest which one, but one of them should remain :).  Then for FC5 we can
do what you suggested.


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