is evolution really dependent on spamassassin?

akonstam at akonstam at
Sat Dec 31 22:56:22 UTC 2005

On Sun, Jan 01, 2006 at 04:33:42AM +1030, Tim wrote:
> Tim:
> >> Surely this is a stupid dependency?  It's supposedly *optional* whether
> >> you use anti-spam filtering in Evolution (I've never allowed it's junk
> >> mail checking), why should it *have* to be present?
> John Summerfied:
> > So you _can_ use the filtering.
> Then, if I want to, I can load the required files onto my system.
> It's as daft as having to install 100 dictionaries for a spell checker,
> because it insists.  Never mind that you only speak one language.  We
> had that silliness with Gaim a while back, insisting on you installing
> some optional spell checker - made all the more worse by the difficulty
> in finding the package it needed.
Or the use of --nodeps can allow you to install or remove one rpm
without dealing with others that depend on it.

Aaron Konstam
Computer Science
Trinity University
telephone: (210)-999-7484

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