some minor Core pruning

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Tue Jun 27 23:24:54 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-06-28 at 01:04 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> I didn't know you were doing bidi in english now.
> The usual sentence order would read
> "There's no excuse for Sendmail being in core, is there? It duplicates
> basic functionality which is provided by Postfix." 

No, because sendmail is the default -- although perhaps it _shouldn't_

The default MTA should be included in Core, and the others should be in
Extras unless they provide functionality which isn't available from the
default MTA.

Actually, the default probably ought to be Exim -- Debian and Ubuntu
have got this right. And even if Exim isn't the default, it should be in
Core -- it provides a lot of functionality that neither postfix nor
sendmail can manage. But that's a separate question -- let's start by at
least being consistent.

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