linuxconf is trying to do some permission management
on files which do not belong to the packages the module
was designed for.
if sendmail is removed and another mail transport agent is installed
linuxconf is still trying to set setuid bit on execution
for /usr/lib/sendmail , even this file
now suppose NOT TO HAVE setuid on execution bit. set.
Linuxconf should be modified in such way that
if sendmail package is not install - do not manage
any permissions on sendmail files at al.
Same thing with the other sendmail modules.
If linuxconf module suppose to manage
package A then do not touch any files
if package A is not installed, even if some of files
have the same names as ones from package A.
Fixed in linuxconf-1.19r2-4. Linuxconf will no longer attempt to set
permissions on /usr/sbin/sendmail, but I believe that the MTA should not be
providing a binary with this name.
Every MTA (EXIM,QMAIL,SMAIL) provides a binary file
for compatibility with sendmail.
If they do not do this many programs
(such as mailx, pine. etc)
will stop working because they have the have
hardcoded as mail transport agent.