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Re: configuration of base packages

On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 10:11:39PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Anthony Towns wrote:
> > Hrm, actually I turn out not to have a choice.
> > lilo depends on logrotate
> > logrotate depends on mailx
> > mailx depends on exim | m-t-a
> > I don't think I can reasonably not include lilo. :)
> Gar. Both of the first 2 dependancies seem very shakey. And damned
> annoying. I suppose I shall have to go with the gross eximconfig hack --
> sigh.

Make it only happen if exim.conf doesn't exist, or is 0 bytes. If we
then bug lilo to drop the dep to a suggests (since logrotate will stay
as important, so it's not like it'll ever be removed unless the admin
specifically does it) debootstrap can be changed to not include exim
at some point in the future easily.

I think I'll re-instate Section: base as far as automatically determining
what packages to install goes. And just when we thought we'd gotten rid of
it, too. :)


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