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Re: how to remove exim4 without removing mysql-server?



On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 11:08:35PM -0800, Marc Wilson wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 02:46:31PM +0800, cwinl-debian-user wrote:
> > But my mysql server shouldn't be remove.
> > how to remove exim4 without removing mysql-server?
> 
> Of course it should be removed.  The 'mysql-server' package depends on
> 'mailx', which depends on 'mail-transfer-agent'.  You removed Exim, which
> provides 'mail-transport-agent', but did not provide a replacement, so the
> only thing to do was to remove 'mailx', which meant that 'mysql-server' had
> to go too.

This is another good example of why apt-get should be avoided, since it
gave absolutely no indication as to the problem you correctly diagnosed.

The OP should use a real APT front-end.

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