RE: Replacing smail w/exim
try dpkg -r --force remove-essential smail
dpkg -r --force depends smail
but I think it is the first one.
On 11-Dec-97 Randy Edwards wrote:
> I'm presently running my system with smail. What I'd like to do is
> to convert to an easier to configure and more capable MTA, which I
> believe is exim (correct me if I'm wrong:-).
> However, I'm in a catch-22. dselect/dpkg won't allow me to remove
> smail because so many packages depend on it. And, dselect/dpkg won't
> allow me to install exim because smail already exists.
> Could someone give me some tips on the "proper" way to accomplish
> such a switch? Is there a way to override dselect/dpkg's dependencies
> for such circumstances? Thanks in advance.
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