Bug 161422 - /usr/lib/sendmail symlink missing
/usr/lib/sendmail symlink missing
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: postfix (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
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Reported: 2005-06-23 04:43 EDT by Boris Folgmann
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-19 10:14:37 EDT
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Description Boris Folgmann 2005-06-23 04:43:56 EDT
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Description of problem:
If using postfix on FC3 or on RH9 the '/usr/lib/sendmail' symlink pointing to postfix's sendmail is missing. This problems leads to failures in the OpenGroupware.org software.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
$ ls /usr/lib/sendmail
ls: /usr/lib/sendmail: No such file or directory

Additional info:
Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2005-06-23 05:11:40 EDT
Please use "alternatives --config mta" to se the mta - alternatives is creating
a link for /usr/lib/sendmail.

How did you install the postfix package?
Comment 2 Boris Folgmann 2005-06-23 05:41:42 EDT
I usally use redhat-switch-mail to switch to postfix.

I checked this:
# alternatives --config mta

There are 1 programs which provide 'mta'.

  Selection    Command
*+ 1           /usr/sbin/sendmail.postfix

Enter to keep the current selection[+], or type selection number:

It does create /usr/lib/sendmail on FC3, but not on RH9. Note the wrong plural
in the program output.
The problem regarding my FC3 system is, that it's not a fresh install but an
upgraded system. I always put a lot of effort in fixing upgrade problems, but
this isn't an obvious one. Could you add an automatic "alternatives" run to the
upgrade procedure of the next released install image? I don't see an other
solution how other people using postfix will get a proper installation of all
necessary symlinks.
Comment 3 Thomas Woerner 2005-06-23 06:20:02 EDT
There is one - therefore I do not know what happened.

You said, that the FC3 is an updated system. Which system and which postfix
verion was installed before?
Comment 4 Boris Folgmann 2005-06-23 06:49:57 EDT
RH9, later FC1, then FC3. All available updates applied.
But I still have two RH9 system were I've tested that.

Comment 5 Thomas Woerner 2005-09-30 12:08:12 EDT
Do all these systems have the same problem after updating to FC3?
Comment 6 Boris Folgmann 2006-02-06 04:31:32 EST
Thomas: at least all of my systems!
Comment 7 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 18:55:31 EDT
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!
Comment 8 Boris Folgmann 2007-03-19 10:09:21 EDT
All systems are now at RHEL4. Everything seems to be ok. Please close the bug.
Comment 9 Thomas Woerner 2007-03-19 10:14:37 EDT
Closing as notabug.

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