|Summary:||RFE: Alternatives system for RPM packets|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Petri T. Koistinen <thoron>|
|Component:||comps||Assignee:||Tim Powers <timp>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2002-11-08 19:47:39 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Petri T. Koistinen 2002-10-30 20:56:42 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020830 Description of problem: I want to use Postfix, I don't want to use Sendmail. Why can't I just install Postfix and leave Sendmail uninstalled. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Run RH 8.0 installation from CD. 2. Configure setup. 3. Select Postfix. Actual Results: Sendmail installed per default. Expected Results: No sendmail, if I only want Postfix. Additional info:
Comment 1 Tim Powers 2002-11-08 18:14:56 UTC
This is because sendmail is in the base component for the installation. You may be able to unselect sendmail in the individual package selection screens. Tim
Comment 2 Petri T. Koistinen 2002-11-08 18:48:03 UTC
Why Sendmail is a base component?
Comment 3 Tim Powers 2002-11-08 19:03:46 UTC
It's in the base component because it's generally a good idea to allow the machine to send mail. We had to choose something as the default, and because postfix was only recently added to Red Hat Linux we chose sendmail to be the default. Again, you should be able to unselect sendmail in the individual package selection screen. Tim
Comment 4 Petri T. Koistinen 2002-11-08 19:47:31 UTC
OK. I hope Postfix will be the default someday. Personaly I don't even bother to learn how to use Sendmail. I find Postfix much easier to use. So you don't have option in your configuration system which says: - System must have mail transport agent - Postfix provides mta - Sendmail provides mta Choose what you want, but make sure there is mta. You know, this is kind of Debian way of thinking, I think.
Comment 5 Tim Powers 2002-11-08 20:41:10 UTC
We already do that. Both sendmail and postfix Provide: smtpdaemon. Also, adding an option to the install to select which daemon you want for every installation is probably not going to happen since we are actually trying to simplify things. Like I said before, you can unselect sendmail in the individual package selection. Tim
Comment 6 Petri T. Koistinen 2002-11-10 11:49:41 UTC
OK, sorry. I will not reopen this bug again. Still, I feel that Postfix is simple to use for beginners as well as professionals. I hope that Postfix and Sendmail could switch places as Red Hat's installation defaults in future. Yes, I know that I can unselect sendmail in individual package selection, but how many of new users want to mess around with it. Installing Red Hat Linux is already scary enough experience. (Well, don't worry, it's getting less scary with each new major release, if you keep up the good work.) You are correct, it's probably no the time yet. Thanks for being forbearing towards me and thanks for your time. Petri P.S. GUI for Postfix configuration could be overkill, it's quite simple even without it. On the other hand would it hurt anyone... I don't know.