Provides: MTA and smtpdaemon?

Jonathan Underwood jonathan.underwood at
Sun Apr 8 22:37:28 UTC 2007

On 08/04/07, Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta at> wrote:
> Hello,
> Are the meanings of Provides: MTA and Provides: smtpdaemon documented
> somewhere, or can someone tell with confidence what they mean/imply?
> I thought that a Provides: smtpdaemon would mean a service that runs a local
> SMTP service daemon and Provides: MTA something sendmail command line
> compatible that can send mail; filed some bugs, but it appears that there are
> some disagreement over their purposes.
> Unless they already are, these things should be documented somewhere.  I
> started to
> collect info - feel free to comment and add info and whatever is missing.

Relatedly, my proposal for (La)TeX add on package naming talks about
virtual provides for TeX and LaTeX

[OT: The whole tetex/texlive/addons thing seems to have stagnated to
nothing though.]


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