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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 <cheusov%tut.by@localhost>
Cc: abs%NetBSD.org@localhost, gnats-admin%netbsd.org@localhost,
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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