Subject: Re: providing a feature/capability instead of specific package
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
Date: 10/14/2004 19:36:53
On Thu, 14 Oct 2004, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> I think that what RPM or Debian packages do is to pick up a default package
> for each feature (at least Debian picked up exim for 'mta', IIRC). This way,
> if the feature is not installed, a package is picked up automatically;
> otherwise, the one installed in the machine will be used.
This does not answer my question.
Right now, a mapping from dependency to a filename to download/install is
easy. How do you propose to map 'mta' to 'exim'? What if sendmail is
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