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Re: [opensuse] Spamassassin Dependency in kde?
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2006 23:50:35 -0900
  • Message-id: <200612012350.41771.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 01 December 2006 23:12, Stephan Binner wrote:
> On Saturday 02 December 2006 06:01, John Andersen wrote:
> > So which of kde packages insists on installing SA.
> kdepim3 recommends now, not requires, Spamassassin.
> Bye,
> Steve

The software updater (zmd) pops up a message saying it is going to
install spamassassin. Your only choice is Ok or Cancel.
If you select OK, it totally hozes your spamassassin with a back level

If you click Cancel, it cancels ALL updates. GRRRRRR!

So, the way I look at it, it does REQUIRE SA.

So I thought I would do this upgrade using Yast and outsmart
the software updater. Went into Yast update, selected all
updates from the KDE:/KDE3 repository, then did a search for
Spamassassin, and marked it tabo.

Then I did the update.

The damn thing updated (backdated) Spamassassin anyway
ignoring the tabo. GRRRRRRR!

Back to CPAN and re-install.
Its still broken, even tho its running, nothing is being sent thru SA.
I have to start from scratch and see what's going on.

Spamassassin is one of those packages that has to be up to date
or it is essentially useless. If Suse is going to make it required
(even if you only THINK it is recommended) then you have to keep
it up to date. Either that, or don't bother. Just install all the perl
prerequsites and a shell script to get what ever is the current SA
via cpan.

John Andersen
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