remove dovecot-postfix from lucid

Mathias Gug mathiaz at
Fri Apr 16 15:07:26 UTC 2010


On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 07:17:18AM -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> >
> >Fixing shortcomings in the current implementation seems important but
> >please don't stop providing good default configuration and helpers for
> >the common needs.
> >
> >
> Well put. There are a LOT fewer requests for help with this kind of setup 
> since we had dovecot-postfix. I think it clearly helps people get started
> with Ubuntu Server and that is a very Ubuntu thing to do.

I agree with the goals here. We should look into ways to make things simpler.

Providing an easy way to integrate postfix and dovecot seems to answer a
need and is a good objective to tackle.

We've tried one way and we now know the drawbacks of the current

 * non-standard location of configuration files breaks common knowledge.

Given that lucid is an LTS my proposal is:
 * remove the current dovecot-postfix package
 * put the instructions in a wiki page on
   so that people asking for help can be pointed to the wiki page.
 * schedule a session at the next UDS to discuss a different implementation

Mathias Gug
Ubuntu Developer

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