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Re: MTA dependencies ???

On Sun, May 02, 2004 at 11:30:08AM -0500, Michael D Schleif wrote:
> Yes, I have seen this discussed before; but, I cannot find the Debian
> consensus solution.  Which search criteria ought I to use in the
> archives?
> I have a box on which I want to install qmail from source.  In order to
> get it to run, I need to remove/purge *all* other MTA's (e.g., exim,
> nullmailer, &c.)
> In doing so, there are DEB's with MTA dependencies, and removing/purging
> DEB MTA's _also_ removes these dependent packages.
> I do not want to remove these other packages.  In fact, there will be an
> MTA on the box; but, aptitude does not know about it.
> What is the best way to accomplish this?

 The best ) make your own deb package
 2nd best ) use equivs

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