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Re: [alpine-aports] [PATCH] main/postfix: Enable EAI (SMTPUTF8) support

From: Natanael Copa <>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 21:57:35 +0100

On Thu, 19 Nov 2015 20:33:31 +0000
"Johannes Matheis" <> wrote:

> Quoting Natanael Copa (2015-11-18 15:15:17)
> > icu-libs is more than 10x the size of postfix itself. Do we really want
> > unconditionally add dependency install size with 10x for this?
> >
> > It does not seem to be possible to add it as a plugin either.
> >
> > I agree that we want UTF-8 support, but 30MB for this is crazy.
> That's indeed heavy. As it isn't available as plugin, providing two
> postfix packages would be another possibility.
> Using 'postfix' and 'postfix-utf8' wouldn't alter existing installations
> as 'postfix' and 'postfix-tiny' would, and it fits better into my
> understandig of alpine linux.
> Anyone has any opinions here?

I want to check what this code is. If it ony adds support for utf-8,
then icu is insane. It should be possible to implement utf8 (only)
support in KB not MB. musl libc should already have utf-8 support so it
might be possible to add this feature without any external dependencies.

Any volunteering to have a look at this?


Received on Thu Nov 19 2015 - 21:57:35 GMT