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Re: Unnecessary "Conflicts" with imap-server packages

On Tue, Aug 23, 2005 at 12:14:33PM +0000, Gerrit Pape wrote:
> $ sed -ne '19,$p' </usr/share/doc/bincimap-run/README.Debian 
> The bincimap-run package provides the virtual package ``imap-server'' and
> conflicts with other packages providing ``imap-server''.  This ensures that
> bincimap is the only service that listens on the address on a
> system, and also satisfies packages that depend on a running imap service.

There aren't any packages that depend on imap-server (in main),
which is not surprising because any such package should be able to use
a remote server. (A few packages do suggest it though.)

> The bincimap package without the bincimap-run package can be installed
> alongside other imap-server packages on a system, e.g. to provide different
> imap or imaps services on different addresses simultaneously.

There must be a better way; apache doesn't conflict with other httpds!

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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