Dovecot and Postfix integration

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Fri Jan 18 11:39:33 GMT 2008

On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 09:12:44AM +0100, Ante Karamatić wrote:
> As some of you know, I've been working on better out-of-the-box dovecot
> and postfix integration in Ubuntu.
> Status of the work is at:
> We (at ubuntu-server meetings in Boston) kind of all agreed on having
> this integrated trough task in tasksel. Last debdiff provided there
> should be enough for this kind of setup.
> Since these are all good changes for everybody, there are ideas on
> moving this out of tasksel and into packages. This way everybody would
> benefit from our changes.
> I didn't do anything since last debdiff, so I would like to hear pros
> and cons for that last idea (moving everything into packages).
> Basically, if someone would install postfix, he would automatically get
> dovecot-common (note that this isn't IMAP/POP3 daemon, but a SASL
> component), SASL-AUTH and preconfigured system for Maildir.
> Those that are on ubuntu-server list will find this message redundant,
> but I got suggestion to send it here for broader review.

If the only side effect is some additional dependencies, I think it would be
better to merge the integration changes into the packages rather than having
packages dynamically reconfigured when a new package is installed.

 - mdz

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