Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 145872
sendmail starts on boot after update
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:58 EST
Description of problem:
After an update of sendmail it starts on boot, even when the previous
version was set to not start on boot. So if sendmail is installed, but
not in use, a user who thinks they have it disabled will have it
re-enabled at boot when they upgrade.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
sendmail-8.13.1-2 and earlier.
Get an older version of sendmail, turn it off on boot, upgrade.
Steps to Reproduce:
rpm -U --oldpackage sendmail-[old version]
chkconfig --del sendmail
rpm -U sendmail-8.13.1-2
chkconfig --list | grep sendmail [shows sendmail on]
sendmail is set to start on boot.
sendmail is left at it's previous setting to not start on reboot.
Apache, for example, honors it's previous setting.
Similar to recently fixed cups bug:
sry, should be using
chkconfig sendmail off
No, you should use alternatives to set your mta.