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Re: Bug#99871: sendmail should depend on logrotate

On Tue, Jun 05, 2001 at 10:16:30AM -0400, Richard A Nelson wrote:
> My inclination is to close this, but I'm cc:ing -policy for further
> comments.
> The issue is providing files for use of another package, without
> depending upon the package.

There are two issues:

(1) Log files must be rotated.  So if you're using logrotate to
    achieve this, you must depend on it.  (See Section 11.8.)

(2) In you other examples, I would tend to agree with you:

> Sendmail also provides /etc/ip-{up,down}.d/sendmail - because without
> them, management of Dial-On-Demand links is problematic...
> You'd have Sendmail depend upon ppp?

Someone using ppp would benefit from this, agreed, yet sendmail
doesn't benefit from ppp.  So no dependency/recommendation on ppp is
appropriate, as you say.

> Sendmail soon will provide
> /etc/logcheck/{ignore,violations}.d.*/sendmail files as well, and no,
> I dont plan to depend upon logcheck.

Great!  But you could certainly consider Suggests: logcheck as a



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