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Re: task-imap meta-package.

On Tue, 16 Jan 2001, Yotam Rubin wrote:

> Howdy,
> 	Is the task-imap meta-package really required? It seems to depend on
> imap-server or uw-imapd and since imap-server is provided by imap servers
> the entire role of this package seems deprecated. What's the point of this
> package if it merely depends on a single package?
> Why is it less desirable for to simply do 'apt-get install imap-server'
> and then pick the appropriate candidate? Shouldn't a task pacakge depend on
> several unique packages?

This is turning into a bit of a FAQ.  The executive summary is you
misunderstand the purpose of task packages.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar@debian.org>

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