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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: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/33221 (default exim configuration file)
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 21:24:10 +0000

 On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 12:25:02PM +0000, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
  >  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.
 David A. Holland

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