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Re: Unnecessary "Conflicts" with imap-server packages

>>>>> "Gerrit" == Gerrit Pape <pape@smarden.org> writes:

    Gerrit> </usr/share/doc/bincimap-run/README.Debian The
    Gerrit> bincimap-run package provides the virtual package
    Gerrit> ``imap-server'' and conflicts with other packages
    Gerrit> providing ``imap-server''.  This ensures that bincimap is
    Gerrit> the only service that listens on the address
    Gerrit> on a system, and also satisfies packages that depend on a
    Gerrit> running imap service.  The bincimap package without the
    Gerrit> bincimap-run package can be installed alongside other
    Gerrit> imap-server packages on a system, e.g. to provide
    Gerrit> different imap or imaps services on different addresses
    Gerrit> simultaneously.

So are you suggesting that every imap-server (for example) should be
split into two packages?

Taken a step further this would include every server where multiple
implementations exist.

Is this really a good idea?
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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