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Re: Bug#187826: dovecot: please package the pop3 server separately

[Cc'ed to debian-devel for a wider audience]

On Sun, 6 Apr 2003, Gergely Nagy wrote:

> Package: dovecot
> Version:
> Severity: wishlist
> Recently dovecot started to provide pop3-server, which is nice and
> good, except that I have a wonderfully working setup, where popa3d is
> the pop3 server, and dovecot is the imap one. I would not want to
> change this. Would it be possible to package the pop3 part of dovecot
> separately?

The pop3 server itself can be turned off in the config file (and in fact
is in the default configuration.)  The problem is in the dependencies. My
reading of policy 2.3.5 is that because I include a POP3 server, I have to
provide pop3-server in my dependencies.

The obvious answer as you suggest is to break out the pop3 piece into a
seperate package but the thing is it uses other elements of dovecot for
authentication, etc.  I would actually have to make three packages:
dovecot-common, dovecot-imap, and dovecot-pop3.  And I'd rather not start
another proliferation of tiny packages.

Is there any other way around this?

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar@debian.org>
La Salle Debain - http://www.braincells.com/debian/

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