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Re: [DEP-BLOAT] 'sendmail' requires 'cyrus-sasl'



On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 11:03:55AM -0400, Horst H. von Brand wrote:
> > the 'sendmail' package has a dependency on '/usr/sbin/saslauthd'
> > (cyrus-sasl package).  This daemon is required for certain setups
> > only and should not be required therefore.
> Sorry, RPM can't handle "might be used for this configuration only" type of
> dependencies.

Yeah, but where you draw the line is an open question. Should all possible
functionality of every package be expressed as a hard dependency in the
absence of soft ones?

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Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org          <http://mattdm.org/>
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