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From: Georgi Georgiev <chutz@×××.net>
To: gentoo-admin@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-admin] How to satisfy Portage dependencies with dummy packages (or other methods)?
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2005 09:34:19
Message-Id: 20050820093335.GA1838782@lion.gg3.net
In Reply to: [gentoo-admin] How to satisfy Portage dependencies with dummy packages (or other methods)? by Ralph Seichter
maillog: 20/08/2005-11:07:36(+0200): Ralph Seichter types
> Hi folks, > > I'm not sure how to handle the following situation: I want to use > Postfix compiled from the official sources instead of any of the > mail-mta/* packages. I removed mail-mta/ssmtp, which seems to be the > default for my selected profile, but "emerge --update --deep world" > reinstalls the ssmtp package, which renders my own Postfix unusable. > > On SuSE Linux, I have created a dummy SMTP service RPM to keep the > YaST dependency checks for the "smtp_daemon" service satisfied. How > can I satisfy Portage's dependency checks to keep it from installing > any mail-mta/* package? > > I have not yet found relevant information in the forums or mailing > list archives, but as I am new to Gentoo, I might not have worded my > questions correctly, lacking the Gentoo specific terminology. Any > pointers are welcome!
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Re: [gentoo-admin] How to satisfy Portage dependencies with dummy packages (or other methods)? Ralph Seichter <gentoo-ml@××××××××.org>