Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 245271
sendmail-devel depends on sendmail
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:45 EST
I see in changelog:
* Apr 13 2005 Thomas Woerner <firstname.lastname@example.org> 8.13.4-1
- new version 8.13.4
- added requires for the sendmail base package in sendmail-cf, sendmail-devel
Why was it done? I was able to install sendmail-devel package w/o installing
sendmail in RHEL 4. I need sendmail-devel because it includes libmilter, and I
use postfix with milters. I don't see why sendmail-cf and sendmail-doc should
require sendmail base package too.
This has been done to be consistent to other devel and doc packages. There
should not be a package without any dependency. There were also requests to add
these dependencies. You can install sendmail without breaking your postfix
Closing as not a bug.