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Re: [opensuse-factory] inappropriate hard dependancies on mail?
On 2012/06/14 00:28 (GMT+0200) Carlos E. R. composed:

Felix Miata wrote:

I've yet to notice any complaints from the listed X packages in my OP
that mail is not available, much less from anything that might
_logically_ require system mail to fully function normally.

Cron does need email, for example, as does at.

I guess it depends on one's interpretation of "need", "logically require", and "fully function". NAICT, cron is or can be fully functional by saying what it has to say by writing to a log, and thus shouldn't need a hard dependency on mail, which apparently is the actual case, since zypper didn't try to remove cron*, unlike xf86-video-* and most of kde3, when I tried to remove postfix/procmail/sendmail.

I don't know how it complains.

I'll bet that it at most includes a mail failure message in its log.
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