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Re: Postfix as default MTA?

On Tue, Jul 06, 1999 at 01:31:37AM +0200, Gergely Madarasz wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Jul 1999 lamont@debian.org wrote:
> > = There is a long outstanding request to be able to install Postfix on
> >   a uucp only system (that is, netbase is __not__ installed.)  The current
> >   method is to --force-depends, and then edit master.cf to remove the
> >   smtp entries.  Is there a large desire to make this easier?
> --force-depends may have worked in the past, but now, when apt handles
> things, it isn't a good option.

you can still make it work if you take the time to think about what needs
to be done:

	apt-get update
	apt-get -d install postfix
	dpkg -iBE --force-depends /var/cache/apt/archives/postfix_*.deb

you'll still have problems with dependancies next time you run apt, but
that's unavoidable if you --force things.

it would be better to use the "equivs" package to make a dummy netbase to
satisfy the dependancy.


craig sanders

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