Re: Exim from source
I have compiled the exim 4.20 from source and would like to install it
on my deb box, however it already has the version that comes with woody
installed and I cannot remove it because of dependancy problems.
One way to do it is to use the equivs package, which is basically a fake
package that lies to dpkg and satisfies dependencies.
The APT HOWTO at
how to use it, and even uses an MTA as the example case.
Note, however, that the package information page at
http://packages.debian.org/stable/admin/equivs.html uses language like
"crude hack" to describe itself.
If there's Debian packaging information for 4.20, I'd strongly recommend
just building a new Debian package file and installing /it/ instead.
Asher Densmore-Lynn <email@example.com>