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

On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 10:52:37AM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> #include <hallo.h>
> * Colin Watson [Wed, Aug 06 2003, 08:36:25AM]:

> > > 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.

> This OTOH may be dangerous, another packages that really rely on a
> working /usr/sbin/sendmail must be able to depend on
> mail-transport-agent and get one.

Of course it's dangerous; overriding dependencies with the use of equivs
is always a little sketchy.  But if you're this concerned about not
having an MTA installed on your system (there are many choices in
Debian, some of them quite lightweight), you must have a reason, right?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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