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Re: [mass bug filing] still depending on exim instead of exim4

Mathieu Roy <yeupou@gnu.org> wrote:
> "Daniel J. Priem" <devel@walki.homelinux.org> said:
>> Am Mit, 2004-01-14 um 11.23 schrieb Marc Haber:
>>> On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 10:55:08 +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen
>>> <pere@hungry.com> wrote:
>>> >[Marc Haber]
>>> >> we still have about 50 packages in the archive that have exim (not
>>> >> exim4) in their Depends/Recommends/Suggests field. Since exim 3 is no
>>> >> longer supported upstream, and exim 4 is the default MTA for sarge, I
>>> >> intend to file wishlist bugs against these packages asking to depend
>>> >> on exim 4 instead of exim 3.
> However, it remains unclear to me why these 50 packages have Depends
> on exim3 instead of Depends on the virtual package
> mail-transport-agent.

They do. But it is best current practice (I think because apt breaks
otherwise) to use
Depends: real-package-providing-virtual-package-foo | virtual-package-foo
instead of listing only the virtual package
Depends: virtual-package-foo

These packages have
Depends: exim | mail-transport-agent
                  cu andreas

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