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Re: Provides: MTA and smtpdaemon?



On Mon, Apr 09, 2007 at 09:27:39PM +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le lundi 09 avril 2007 à 15:00 -0400, Jesse Keating a écrit :
> > On Monday 09 April 2007 14:54:05 Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > > Things that just depend on /usr/sbin/sendmail should use a file dep
> > > period. They're no that awful we have to hide them behind virtual deps
> > > (which have their own problems, one being no one knows what they stand
> > > for)
> > 
> > 'mta' is more than just needing /usr/sbin/sendmail.  What it really means is 
> > that it requires all that the 'mta' alternatives entry provides.
> 
> So, is there a single package providing /usr/sbin/sendmail which is not
> "mta" capable

esmtp, for example. It provides all the mta alternatives entry, but not
all the functionalities. However smtpdaemon is better for a mta that 
provides all the functionalities behind the mta alternatives (that is 
send mail, receive mail on the smtp port and deliver mail locally).

--
Pat


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