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Re: Sorting out mail-transport-agent mess

On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 02:10:39AM +0200, Eugeniy Meshcheryakov wrote:
> 15 травня 2008 о 16:24 -0700 Steve Langasek написав(-ла):
> > > What concerns me about this approach is that it could easilly end up with 
> > > dist-upgrades swapping out users mail systems without warning. I would 
> > > consider such behaviour unacceptable as it could easilly cause mail loss 

> > Er, no, that wouldn't happen.  As long as packages correctly depend on
> > default-mta | mail-transport-agent, this will have no impact on upgrades.

> This can happen if user has 'default-mta' package installed, and it
> changes (if it is done like with 'gcc' package now).

Ah, ok.  Yes, that's a possibility; I was only considering the case that a
user had an MTA installed that was not the default.

So the best option here does seem after all to get apt to look at package
priorities when satisfying virtual packages.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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