|Summary:||We don't ship Exim|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||David Woodhouse <dwmw2>|
|Component:||distribution||Assignee:||Bill Nottingham <notting>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Preston Brown <pbrown>|
|Version:||9||CC:||chris.ricker, dkelson, mgalgoci, mjc, rvokal, wtogami|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2005-03-02 18:42:44 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Cloudforms Team:||---||Target Upstream Version:|
Description David Woodhouse 2003-01-21 15:28:50 UTC
<mgalgoci> dwmw2: how about exim ? <mgalgoci> i would not mind seeing it in 8.1 <dwmw2> I'd be more than happy to do that <dwmw2> I build Exim RPMS for every box I run anyway. <mgalgoci> pester the distro folks please <mjc> dwmw2: i'd be happy too ;) <dwmw2> file a RFE bug <mgalgoci> dwmw2: I think you should file the RFE
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2003-01-21 15:34:17 UTC
Note that exim was part of Powertools (6.2, 7, 7.1) and was shipped as part of European 7.2-binge. Exim has a good security record.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-01-21 17:18:17 UTC
At this point, I don't think adding a third MTA to the distribution is really worth the effort. We could drop postfix for exim if people are really motivated enough.
Comment 3 David Woodhouse 2003-01-21 17:20:22 UTC
That gets my vote, certainly :) Do we have any stats on how many people have Exim/postfix/etc installed from RHN? Does Debian still ship with Exim by default on grounds of simplicity and security?
Comment 4 Dax Kelson 2003-01-22 17:32:01 UTC
Do not drop postfix. that is all.
Comment 5 Chris Ricker 2003-01-22 19:01:12 UTC
If the options are postfix or exim, I'd definitely vote postfix. It's as easy to configure as exim, and has a better security record / more readable and maintainable code. Feature-wise, they each can do some things the other can't, so that winds up being a wash....
Comment 6 Dax Kelson 2003-01-22 21:21:35 UTC
If you want Exim, add it via the 'alternatives' method.
Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2005-03-02 18:42:44 UTC
Not to open a whole new can of works, but it was added for FC2. Closing as such.
Comment 8 David Woodhouse 2005-03-02 23:13:53 UTC
And indeed it's in RHEL4, so will be present and supported for years to come. Regarding the final sentence of comment #5, if there's something you do with Postfix which you believe Exim can't, please report them and we'll see about fixing the documentation and/or sample configuration library.