Re: Preventing installation of specific packages
On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 09:28:35AM +0800, Jason Heeris wrote:
> I'm creating a fairly simple rescue USB drive, tailored towards a
> specific low-end machine I'm working on. I'd like to be able to
> prevent any MTA from being installed (amongst others). Since it's only
> a recommended package this should be possible without breaking things,
> so what is the simplest way to do this (without completely disabling
> all recommends)?
> On a more general note, how can I select a specific recommended
> package over another (eg. anacron instead of cron)?
Maybe explicitly install ssmtp (or some other minimal package)?
Specifically, ssmtp does not start any daemon. But it Provides