[Pkg-exim4-users] Dropping support for users of Debianhowto-vexim

Sven Hartge hartge at ds9.gnuu.de
Tue Nov 29 23:53:54 UTC 2005

Um 14:47 Uhr am 29.11.05 schrieb Phillip Baker:

> Personally, I always use the monolithic config file because it's easier 
> to find things! As a long standing Debian and historically, "exim" 
> package user, I find the split configs and the debconf stuff 
> counterintuitive - _to what I want to do_. We use vexim very 
> successfully across a number of servers and have no problems whatsoever 
> with operating without the 'magic'.

The problem is not the replacement of the "Debian Exim Way", but the sheer 
cluelessnes of some of the people trying to be a mail-admin by just 
following the HOWTO character by character and stumbling into problems 
they are not able to solve themselves, not only because they don't have 
any knowledge (which wouldn't be a problem), but mostly because the don't 
_want_ to gather any further knowledge.

This, combined with a very rough attitude in the maintainers of said 
FAQ/HOWTO, leads to Marcs (understandable) frustration.


Sven Hartge -- professioneller Unix-Geek
Meine Gedanken im Netz: http://sven.formvision.de/blog/

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