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Re: Default MTA and dependencies

* Samuel Tardieu 

| >>>>> "Tollef" == Tollef Fog Heen <tollef@add.no> writes:
| Tollef> Debian's default MTA is Exim.  Does that mean that packages
| Tollef> which want an MTA should depend on exim |
| Tollef> mail-transport-agent?
| No. This only means that, by default, exim will be installed as the
| mail transport agent, nothing more and nothing less.

I know that.  But the dependencies, as they are look messy, imho. :)

| Tollef> The dependencies on just mail-transport-agent is a bug, afaik,
| Why? This looks just fine to me. Some programs just need a mail
| transport agent, without any preference.

Depending on only a virtual package gives APT hiccups, AFAIK.


Tollef Fog Heen
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