Bug#508644: general: installing mdadm pulls in citadel-server as depedency
>>>>> "Daniel" == Daniel Baumann <email@example.com> writes:
>> Maybe apt-get/aptitude could just asks the user when they find
>> that multiple packages Provides the dependency?
Daniel> package maintainers should just fix their packages...
>> I know that would not work non-interactively, but that could be
>> solved with maybe having some file a standard place telling
>> apt-get/aptitude which are the official debian standard package
>> for a Virtual package and install that?
Daniel> ...by using 'exim4 | mail-transport-agent' instead of
Ok. I understand that
Daniel> iirc some time ago, someone wanted to add another layer
Daniel> (default-mail-transport-agent) so that all packages would be
Daniel> factually defaulting to install the same package to fulfil
Daniel> the mail-transport-agent relation when being installed first
Daniel> time, but that got somehow lost.
I think it would be better to ask which package to use for a virtual if
it is installed interactively. In my case actually didn't want exim4
neither citadel - not for a mailserver. In most cases I think ssmtp
or nullmailer is more appropiate, but that is another discussion :-)
Thanks for taking the time explaining to me how it works.