Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 181910
'rpm -e sendmail' deletes /etc/aliases.db, killing a working postfix
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:24 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
Steps to Reproduce:
1. have a working postfix setup
2. rpm -e sendmail
Actual results: as described above
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!
/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".