Am 30.10.2012 01:58, schrieb Adam Williamson:
On Tue, 2012-10-30 at 01:20 +0100, Reindl Harald wrote:
>> Well, we could also take the approach we take with MTAs; have a set of
>> generic virtual Provides for MySQL-alikes and have all the MySQL-alikes
>> we package Provide these, as well as Providing their own specific name,
>> and conflict with each other. Just like postfix, qmail and sendmail all
>> Provide: smtpd and conflict with each other.
> you can not compare a more or less standalone MTA with a package
> like mysql-libs where endless packages linked against!
I didn't compare anything. I suggested that the _mechanism_ we use in
that case may also be appropriate in that case _if_ the circumstances
merited it. I explicitly stated that I didn't know whether the
circumstances actually do make it a sensible choice. I just floated the
I do wish you'd read with a bit more subtlety sometimes, Harald
don't get me wrong but where is subtlety necessary here?
* mysql-libs is a widely used and linked library
* postfix/sendmail/exim is a binary with alternative symlinks