Wonky package dependencies?
antony at wayforth.co.uk
Mon Apr 17 21:28:10 UTC 2006
Derek Broughton wrote:
> Jhair Tocancipa Triana wrote:
>>Brian Puccio writes:
>>>On Mon, 2006-04-17 at 07:19 +0800, Michael T. Richter wrote:
>>>>In Breezy I decided to install MySQL on my wife's computer. I chose
>>>>the server version. Imagine my surprise when it insisted on dragging
>>>>postfix along for the ride?
>>>>What gives? Why does MySQL's server component rely on postfix?
>>>MySQL does not rely on postfix. It recommends mailx, which in turn
>>>relies on postfix or any other MTA for that matter. Take a look for
>>BTW, the dependency issue on a MTA seems to be fixed already in Dapper,
> Not really. As Brian said - it's a "recommends". But Aptitude installs
> all "recommends" by default. I thought you could override it on a
> case-by-case basis, but when I tried, it tried to remove every _other_
> recommended package!
> The general consensus here when postfix stopped being part of ubuntu-desktop
> was that an MTA _is_ required for server installs and not for a desktop
I wish I'd seen that discussion. I'm shocked that any *nix system would
install itself with no MTA.
> When you start installing database servers, you've stopped being
> a simple desktop installation.
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