Bug 215774 - Sendmail lists procmail as a dependancy, rather than vice-versa
Sendmail lists procmail as a dependancy, rather than vice-versa
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-11-15 12:49 EST by Andrew Macpherson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-01-23 04:31:55 EST
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Description Andrew Macpherson 2006-11-15 12:49:28 EST
Description of problem: Difficult to remove unwanted procmail, as it is marked
as required by sendmail, a self-evidently false dependancy

How reproducible: rpm -e procmail

Actual results:
error: Failed dependencies:
        procmail is needed by (installed) sendmail

Expected results:
Silent return

Additional info:
Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2007-01-23 04:31:55 EST
procmail is listed as default local mail delivery, so I think this dependency
is right.


Florian La Roche
Comment 2 Andrew Macpherson 2007-04-16 05:17:56 EDT
The fact that someone mistakenly decides to use procmail does not make it a 
dependency, this is a straight misconfiguration, contributing to bloat.

procmail requires an MTA.  Sendmail does not require procmail, and requiring 
the installation of procmail is a mistake in anything but the most Noddy 
environment, as only in a Noddy environment would users ever have accounts on 
a mail server.

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