Subject: Re: Postfix
To: Pete Naylor <>
From: Todd Whitesel <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/12/2000 22:28:08
> Why are both sendmail and postfix included at all?  Surely one MTA in the
> distribution is enough (or perhaps even too much)... postfix (and all the
> other MTAs such as my favourite - exim) should be packages which people
> can choose to download/install if they wish.

Other parts of the base install (/etc/daily, /etc/weekly, send-pr, ...)
expect there to be at least one mailer installed. So if you just pkg-ize
all of the mailers, there will be consequences.

> I suppose the base distribution will include several variations on the
> HTTP daemon theme next.  *sigh*

Not likely. BTW, there's no need to infer some nefarious conspiracy to
destroy the cleanliness of the system.

It is an unwritten (but nevertheless true) goal of the NetBSD project to
bloat and bogonify our system more slowly than everyone else. So far, I
think we're doing an okay job...

Todd Whitesel
toddpw @