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Re: hesiod

Noah L. Meyerhans wrote:
On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 10:01:14PM -0500, David Z Maze wrote:

'apt-cache show zephyr-server'; I assumed since your original question
was about zephyr you were trying to set it up...  *prods*  Oh, I see
now: the Cyrus IMAP server added support for sending notification via
zephyr a long long time ago, so if your site uses zephyr, you can
request to get a little window pop up on your screen every time you
get mail.  /usr/lib/cyrus/bin/notifyd appears to do this task, so
Cyrus depends on Zephyr depends on Hesiod.

Does Cyrus really have to *depend* on Zephyr, though?  It's certainly an
optional dependency upstream; I use Cyrus on FreeBSD at work and don't
have Zephyr or Hesiod installed.  Perhaps a softer dependency like
Suggests or Recommends would be more appropriate.  I'm sure a large
percentage of Cyrus using sites don't run Zephyr and would prefer not to
install it.


That may be the case.
I was using 'apt-get -t unstable install cyrus21-common...' and these guys hopped on for the ride. Me thinks that my configuration uses all the "suggests"/"recommends" as well as the "requires" dependencies.

I didn't see anything in the man apt_preferences to restrict this, so I guess I should install via dpkg...

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