Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 215774
Sendmail lists procmail as a dependancy, rather than vice-versa
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:49 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
error: Failed dependencies:
procmail is needed by (installed) sendmail
procmail is listed as default local mail delivery, so I think this dependency
Florian La Roche
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.