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Bug 82348 - We don't ship Exim
Summary: We don't ship Exim
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Preston Brown
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-21 15:28 UTC by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:33 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-03-02 18:42:44 UTC

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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

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