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Re: Sorting out mail-transport-agent mess

On Thu August 21 2008 03:22:41 Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 04:53:49AM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > Package exim4:
> > Provides: default-mta
> >
> > Package: foo
> > Depends: default-mta | mail-transport-agent
> >
> > This should be enough to single out one MTA as the one to be installed
> > if in doubt and should not cause a change in who provides default-mta
> > to suddenly install a different mta.
> >
> > Any reasons against that?
> Given that no one has come up with any objections to this in the past three
> months: no, this looks like a very good solution.

No one objected to having apt decide by giving priority
precedence over lexical:

The priority solution is more general and provides automatic
consistency between defaults and priorities without creating
unnecessary packages.

--Mike Bird

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