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Old 12-07-2007, 04:48 PM
Emil Beinroth
Default Emerging virtual/editor installs nano - why?

On Fri, Dec 07, 2007 at 04:15:59PM +0100, Alexander Skwar wrote:
> Emil Beinroth <emilbeinroth@gmx.net> wrote:
> > I would say you don't. Just emerge the package you want (as you already
> > mentioned).
> Okay. And why am I able to preselect the mta the way I
> demonstrated?

Because virtual/mta is not a real package. It's just some sort of alias
that can be change through files in a profile.

The new-style virtuals OTOH are real packages that RDEPEND upon the
packages that provide the functionality. They are not aliases that can
be changed through files in your profile.

Cheers, Emil

Emil Beinroth
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