Provides: MTA and smtpdaemon?

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Mon Apr 9 15:35:26 UTC 2007

On Monday 09 April 2007 11:10:49 Ville Skyttä wrote:
> Use of the "mta" alternative seems to be in order, but I thought the
> "correct" way to fix the rest would be to add "Provides: MTA" to sendmail
> and esmtp, and remove "Provides: smtpdaemon" from ssmtp.  This way the
> "mta" alternative and "MTA" Provides would be in sync, and only things that
> actually run SMTP daemons would provide "smtpdaemon".

Looks more to me like 'MTA' is an accident and should be removed in favor of 
leaving just "mta".  All things that require 'MTA' should be fixed for 
just 'mta'.

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora
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