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Re: Request for virtual package ircd

Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Oct 12, Mario Iseli <mario@marioiseli.com> wrote:
>> as described in
>> http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/virtual-package-names-list.txt
>> I announce here my idea of the virtual package ircd. When I count
>> correctly are at the moment 7 different IRC-daemons in Debian and they
>> logically conflict with each other. So I would think an official virtual
>> package would be a fine solution. There are also IRC services which work
>> in general with all ircds, so it would be easier if those packages also
>> could only depend on "ircd".

I'm not sure that multiple IRC-daemons logically conflict with other,
given that you can configure them to run on different ports.  In fact,
IIRC, I've had more than one ircd-like package installed on a single
system in the past.

Perhaps you could share more information about what the virtual package
would allow?


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