Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 162193
fetchmailconf tool is absent in sendmail package
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:18 EST
Description of problem:
fetchmailconf tool is missed in sendmail package.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL distribution version of affected packages.
fetchmailconf is the configuration tool of fetchmail.
Assigning to fetchmail.
Thanks for your report.
As detailed in http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/, adding
fetchmailconf within a release of RHEL 4 is out of scope of RHEL
For adding fetchmailconf in future RHEL releases, it should be in a Fedora
release. The reasons for not including fetchmailconf there are:
* It essentially duplicates a subset of the functionality of full e-mail
clients with a GUI, without being a good replacement.
fetchmailconf is just an editor for ~/.fetchmailrc without any additional
guidance or user-friendliness. Even when using fetchmailconf it is still
necessary to refer to the manual page to learn about the meaning of the
options that can be set using fetchmailconf.
* For a working fetchmail deployment it is necessary to configure a
system-wide MTA. Doing this correctly and testing the whole mail setup
requires enough expertise to make the advantages of using fetchmailconf