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Re: [alpine-aports] [PATCH v3] testing/exim: upgrade to 4.89

From: Leonardo Arena <>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:11:34 +0100


On ven, 2017-03-10 at 11:17 +0200, Valery Kartel wrote:
> - APKBUILD cleanups and improve redability
> - add redis lookup backend support
> - rewrite lookup backends building in APKBUILD
> - rename lookup backends subpackages to exim-lookup_$backend
>   and make it provides its old exim-$backend subpackages name.

I don't get why it was needed to rename. How other distros naming it?
Other MTAs packages like postfix use $pkgname-$backend. Am I missing

> ---
> v1 -> v2: remade exim-lookup_pgsql to provide compatibility
>           name exim-postgresql and remove exim-postgresql subpackage.
> v2 -> v3: - move lsearch, dsearch, passwd to modules
>   - make pure 'server' pack (just exim-binary, config, init
> scripts)
>   - exim package now depends on exim-server, minimal set of
> lookups

If the server needs lsearch, dsearch, passwd modules to run, what is
the benefit of making subpackages? Is there a usage case where you need
only the lookup tools, perhaps with the utils? I see that exim-utils
pulls in the server package anyway.



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