Bug 223637 - rpm -e sendmail removes /etc/aliases.db
Summary: rpm -e sendmail removes /etc/aliases.db
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sendmail
Version: 6
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Thomas Woerner
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-01-21 01:39 UTC by Jerry Williams
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-09-24 14:24:33 UTC

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Description Jerry Williams 2007-01-21 01:39:45 UTC
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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.

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

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 16:38:58 UTC
Please have a look at sendmail-8.14.1-4.1.fc6 in FC-6-testing.

Comment 2 Thomas Woerner 2007-09-24 14:24:33 UTC
Fixed in updates in package sendmail-8.14.1-4.1.

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