Bug 223637 - rpm -e sendmail removes /etc/aliases.db
rpm -e sendmail removes /etc/aliases.db
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2007-01-20 20:39 EST by Jerry Williams
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-09-24 10:24:33 EDT
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Description Jerry Williams 2007-01-20 20:39:45 EST
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Description of problem:
When you remove sendmail it also removes /etc/aliases.db.

When you install fc6 and then use system-switch-mail and switch to postfix.
When you remove sendmail it removes /etc/aliases.db
So then postfix is without /etc/aliases.db
You have to remember to run newaliases to put it back.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install system
2.system-switch-mail to postfix
3.rpm -e sendmail

Actual Results:
/etc/aliases.db is gone

Expected Results:
Should either not remove the file or run newaliases if it exists.

Additional info:
I have seen this for a while on older versions of Fedora.

You have to remember to run newaliases or postfix doesn't work very well.
Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2007-08-29 12:38:58 EDT
Please have a look at sendmail-8.14.1-4.1.fc6 in FC-6-testing.
Comment 2 Thomas Woerner 2007-09-24 10:24:33 EDT
Fixed in updates in package sendmail-8.14.1-4.1.

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