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Re: pkg/33221 (default exim configuration file)

The following reply was made to PR pkg/33221; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Aleksey Cheusov <>
Subject: Re: pkg/33221 (default exim configuration file)
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 08:05:26 +0200

  >>  I personally whould like to see policy about packages that provide
  >>  daemons. Variants:
  >>  1) pkgsrc should provide packages as close to upstream sources as
  >>  it is possible, i.g. only patches for fixing bugs are allowed;
  >>  2) pkgsrc shuld provide the default config listening to localhost only.
  >>  To me making decision on per-package basis looks bad.
 >  The policy has already been stated here -- if you install something
 >  and switch it on, the expectation is that it will work as documented.
 >  The default configuration should be left alone so it matches what
 >  appears in the documentation, on the project's home page, and/or on
 >  any guides or configuration HOWTOs that may be floating around on the
 >  network. This is particularly true for mailers, where configuration is
 >  important, delicate, and usually fairly obscure.
 >  If you think the default configuration should be different, take it up
 >  with upstream. When upstream is comatose or dead, it's a somewhat
 >  different matter, but that doesn't apply here.
 Ok. Close PR. But, how about having the real policy in written form in
 pkgsrc guide or somewhere?
 Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.

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