[oclug] the unix way
Michael P. Soulier
msoulier at storm.ca
Thu Apr 26 07:35:55 EDT 2001
On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 11:42:09PM -0400, Jon Earle wrote:
> No... I just want the GM car (I hate Fords) without the whirlpool tub,
> fridge, magazine rack, razor and horseshoe set.
> Just give me what I ask for, nothing more. This is like bundling AIM and
> Winamp and Realplayer with Netscape. I'm forced to download all that crap
> just to get the browser.
I think many do it in the name of software reuse. In your particular case,
the best thing to do is build from source without LDAP support. Whomever
packaged it was probably trying to help with LDAP support in the mail server,
but perhaps they should have made one with and without LDAP support instead.
Every package has a maintainer. You can contact him to find out his
[msoulier at tigger msoulier]$ apt-cache show exim | grep Maintainer
Maintainer: Mark Baker <mbaker at iee.org>
Oh, and your absolutely right about the dependencies:
[msoulier at tigger msoulier]$ apt-cache show exim | grep Depends
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.1.2), libident (>= 0.22-1), libopenldap1, libpcre2
I guess I just didn't notice as it's totally automagickal.
Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at storm.ca>
"With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a
good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be
dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead." -- RFC 1925
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