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Re: Provides: MTA and smtpdaemon?



Patrice Dumas (pertusus free fr) said: 
> 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).

AFAIK, the smtpdaemon virtual provide predates mta by a good margin;
it was done to not have a file dep on /usr/sbin/sendmail to be provided
by exim/postfix/sendmail, because at the time RPM didn't handle:

Provides /path/to/file

correctly.

Bill


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