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Re: Policy regarding virtual packages



On Monday 28 August 2006 21:06, Steve Langasek took the opportunity to say:
> On Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 04:01:57PM +0200, Magnus Holmgren wrote:
> > Making mail-transport-agent the empty package, and having it depend only
> > on exim4 (the default), should work. Of course, exim4 can't conflict with
> > it (but it's enough that all the others do),
>
> No, that's not enough.  The exim4 package has file conflicts with the other
> implementors of m-t-a; there need to be Conflicts declared *directly*
> between exim4 and the others.

So "package-a conflicts package-b" is not the same thing as "package-a 
conflicts package-b AND package-b conflicts package-a"? The policy seems to be 
saying that if a package conflicts with another package (asymmetric), then 
they can't be installed at the same time (symmetric).

-- 
Magnus Holmgren        holmgren@lysator.liu.se
                       (No Cc of list mail needed, thanks)

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