sa-compile conflict


Active Member
Sep 4, 2018
it seems that both the proxmox-spamassassin (from PMG) and the sa-compile (from stock Debian) provide a /usr/bin/sa-compile file, which prevents the two from being co-installable.

is it necessary that proxmox-spamassassin provides that binary (rather than depending on the sa-compile package from Debian)?
  • if yes, shouldn't there be a
    Replaces: sa-compile
    clause in the .deb metadata?
  • if no (because the actual binary is not modified), you probably need to add a
    Provides: spamassassin
    clause (so that the dependencies for sa-compile can be satisfied)
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Thanks for the report! much appreciated

The sa-compile executable is shipped with proxmox-spamassassin - so - yes the Replaces part should be added to proxmox-spamassassin.
I'll try to create a patch and test it - but in the meanwhile you should be fine by just not install sa-compile.


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