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From: Georgi Georgiev <chutz@...>
Subject: Re: How to satisfy Portage dependencies with dummy packages (or other methods)?
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 08:51:23 +0900
maillog: 23/08/2005-18:32:06(+0200): Ralph Seichter types
> Georgi Georgiev wrote:
> 
> > This, I think, is the *proper* way to work around what I consider
> > to be a portage bug.
> 
> I'm sorry, but I am too new to the concepts behind Portage to fully
> understand your answer to my question. If it was an answer, that is;
> I'm not sure about that. ;-)

There are multiple packages that provide similar functionality, and this
is expressed by virtuals in portage. In your case, it is ssmtp and
postfix that both provide the functionality of an MTA (put simply, a
/usr/sbin/sendmail symlink) and they both have a "PROVIDE=virtual/mta"
in their ebuild. As an example, sudo requires an MTA, but in order not
to tie you down to one, it depends on virtual/mta instead of on "either
ssmtp or postfix or qmail", and it is up to you, to install your
favorite package that provides virtual/mta.

Now try to read my previous... well... wanna-be-an-answer :)

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