Re: Request for virtual package ircd
Russ Allbery writes ("Re: Request for virtual package ircd"):
> Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > m-t-a's must conflict because they are required by policy to provide a
> > sendmail program at a fixed filesystem location.
> I was about to say the same thing earlier, but then realized that we
> *could* deal with that via alternatives. And there's actually some appeal
> to that in some very limited situations.
When I changed from smail to exim on chiark, I used --force-conflicts
to install both, so that smail could empty its queue while exim
handled new messages. This worked rather well.
I have no idea whether it would work nowadays; things are always much
more complicated now ...