Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 223807
mutt-18.104.22.168-5.fc6.i386.rpm depends on /usr/sbin/sendmail instead of smtpdaemon
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:53 EST
Description of problem:
As of mutt-22.214.171.124-5.fc6.i386.rpm a dependency is changed from smtpdaemon to
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
always: install mutt-126.96.36.199-5.fc6.i386.rpm
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -qip --requires mutt-188.8.131.52-5.fc6.i386.rpm
2. rpm -qip --requires mutt-184.108.40.206-4.fc6.i386.rpm
the smtpdaemon dependency was there to have a generic dependency, this breaks
installation where an mta is beeing used which does not provide /usr/sbin/sendmail.
Which mta that would be? mutt doesn't connect to a smtp daemon, it uses
Well, any mta for all I care.
Better still is to have no dependency on any mta at all since it is
configurable, but since there is one I would rather have a generic depedency
rather than this specific one /usr/sbin/sendmail.
The dependency is more general, all packages in Core + Extras that provide
smtpdaemon provide also /usr/sbin/sendmail. mutt-220.127.116.11-5.fc6 doesn't require a
smtp deamon, so you can have only esmtp installed.
Ah, I was not amaware of this package, thank you for pointing this out to me.