Re: Packages should not Conflict on the basis of duplicate functionality
> Okay, then solve the problem of which one should actually work on the
> standard port? You can't use update-alternatives if the software is
Well, I would prefer that things didn't start listening for connections
without asking first, but I can't imagine that that's a popular suggestion.
> launched in a different manner. If you have such an advanced setup, it
> isn't really that hard to build it yourself, or use --force.
And if I did an apt-get dist-upgrade, I would get this:
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these.
Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
cucipop: Conflicts: pop3-server
Conflicts: qpopper but <version> is installed
gnu-pop3d: Conflicts: pop3-server
E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.
And if I were to do an apt-get -f dist-upgrade, it would remove
gnu-pop3d and qpopper, leaving cucipop.
So what you're telling me is that anyone with a "complex" setup
shouldn't bother using Debian?