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Old 11-13-2004, 06:21 PM   #1
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why does apt-get install mysql want exim?

Why does apt-get install try and install exim too?

Do I have to have exim for mysql to function?
Old 11-13-2004, 11:21 PM   #2
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it's most likely the other way around the exim compiled i bet uses mysql to set up a virtual domain database.
I guess debian is just seeing it as a part of the mail system
you can always just disab;e the exim startup even though it's installed
debian likes for you to have a mail server
if you uninstall one it will automatically install another
it's like a monty python skit
no one shall be without a mail server

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Old 11-14-2004, 01:35 AM   #3
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Are you using unstable, because then it's most likely just a depency mixup. I'm running testing on my web server, which I set up a couple of weeks ago and I have mysql, but not exim installed.


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