Bug 181910 - 'rpm -e sendmail' deletes /etc/aliases.db, killing a working postfix
'rpm -e sendmail' deletes /etc/aliases.db, killing a working postfix
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-02-17 13:23 EST by Will Partain
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-14 09:40:25 EDT
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Description Will Partain 2006-02-17 13:23:26 EST
Description of problem:  At a working all-postfix site, I decided to get rid of
sendmail with 'rpm -e sendmail'.  Next thing, I found my postfix smtpd dying
instantly because it couldn't find /etc/aliases.db, *presumably* because the
sendmail removal got rid of it.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): latest of everything

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. have a working postfix setup
2. rpm -e sendmail
Actual results: as described above

Expected results:
I would not expect a postfix installation to be affected

Additional info:  I realize this *may* be because of non-std
local configuration (back from when the sendmail->postfix change was made). 
Could you give the rm script a quick check and make sure it is *very careful*
when doing that stuff?  Keep up the very fine work!
Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2006-07-14 09:40:25 EDT
/etc/aliases.db is marked as ghost, therefore it does not remove the aliases.db
file. This is no sendmail erase problem.

Closing as "NOT A BUG".

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