Michael D Schleif <email@example.com> writes: > 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.) Look for packages that provide mail-transport-agent. > In doing so, there are DEB's with MTA dependencies, and removing/purging > DEB MTA's _also_ removes these dependent packages. Not if you --force-depends, though that isn't the answer you're looking for right here. > 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? Build your own Debian packages. http://www.google.com/search?q=build%20debian%20package&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 -- Paul Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Linux. You can find a worse OS, but it costs more.
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