Subject: Re: The sendmail daemon-mode no-README issue will be
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 08:10:52 -0400
From: "Glen A. Foster" <email@example.com>
Organization: Red Hat, Inc.
I'd say this is an good suggestion and as such, it should go into
the bugzilla database. Even if we don't do it for this release,
it would be something to consider for future releases, too. Please
submit a defect report with a priority of "enhancement" and we'll
see where it goes from there... thanks for the idea!
Chris Kloiber wrote:
> As it stands, the install/upgrade keeps a log of all that occurs during
> an install. Would it be easy to add such important information as the
> sendmail change to the rpm itself that will automatically add such
> information to the log, and a copy of the log could also find itself in
> root's mailbox on the first boot with a dire warning to READ ME NOW OR
> PERISH! warning on it? Perhaps even display the log at the end of the
> install prior to allowing you to exit (obviously not for kickstart
> installs, but if you kickstart I grant you have a brain)
> If the rpm gets installed at a later date, the same info can be
> displayed in the working terminal or (in a gui tool) a popup window. I
> don't think this would be too hard to implement in rpm, just another
> part of the hearer, call it %security_info and make the new rpm display
> it on any install, upgrade, or freshen. Other packages could benefit
> from this as well, like MySQL (a reminder/howto set MySQL's root
> password) or pirrana (change the default password now!) for example. The
> install log could become a checklist for new users and old to determine
> all the litle configuration steps that are necessary to setup and secure
> the installed services.
Passed to list of proprosed feature enhancements.
Related to bug number 15268.
Related to bug 15268.
Moving to distribution component.
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported releases. Apologies for any lack of
I believe these sorts of things will stay in the release notes as the normal