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Re: Should MUA only Recommend mail-transfer-agent?

On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 09:06:08AM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> #include <hallo.h>
> > I agree.  The main functionality of Mutt is to read *and* send mail.
> > Being able to only read mail archives is not the main functionality
> > but a backup functionality.  To be able to provide the main
> > functionality, an MTA is required, hence a dependency.
> Why not appease both? Let mutt depend on 
> mail-transport-agent | no-user-mta
> and tell such MTA hating users to create a fake "no-user-mta" package
> with equivs.

There's no point; it's just as easy to create a fake package that
provides mail-transport-agent with equivs. Or they could install
something tiny like nullmailer or ssmtp and leave it at that.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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