Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 110047
sendmail-devel and sendmail-doc not provided
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:59 EST
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Description of problem:
packages sendmail-devel and sendmail-doc not provided on ISO CD and
We can create this packages (and sendmail-debuginfo) with the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I am closing this bug report here, as this must be decided at a
different place within Red Hat. Thanks a lot for your feedback.
Florian La Roche
sendmail-devel is required in order to build any Milters. Why bother
compiling sendmail with -DMILTER if you can't use it?
For other missing packages see
The most annoying to us is perl-suidperl.
Leaving out packages that are generated by your own SRPMS seems to be
an interesting definition of "Enterprise-level computing". So I had
to rebuild the sendmail SRPM to get milter support for my anti-virus
milter. What's going to happen when you up2date sendmail? Or any
other package that I had to rebuild to supply a missing RPM? Am I
going to have to remember which packages I had to handle specially to
keep up2date from only performing a partial package install? Or is
up2date going to refuse to perform that update because of dependency
problems? Or are we going to have to wait until it happens before
someone at RedHat is even interested in thinking about such things?
Sorry if I sound jaded, but I still have a few servers running 7.3
that are being screwed by bugzilla bug #103177, and I can't recommend
upgrading them to RHEL3 until the "no sendmail milter" problem is
I just got burned by this problem, too.
I opened this as Service Request # 322160 on your RHEL Technical
Support Page. I consider this a real problem for RHEL3 based mail
servers and I'm very unhappy with this "lets leave this package out of
Enterprise computing, because it isn't needed for Oracle" decision.
Please reopen this as a bug.
sendmail-devel and several other -devel packages will be reintroduced
in the next quarterly update of RHEL 3.
You can download the beta versions from the "Red Hat Enterprise Linux
AS (v. 3 for x86) Beta" in Red Hat Network.