Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 312081
/etc/sendmail.cf overridden -- yikes!
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:17 EST
Description of problem:
Application of update to sendmail replaced a customized /etc/sendmail.cf with
the default sendmail.cf, and saved the old version as /etc/sendmail.cf.bak.
This broke my mail server, it seems like the new sendmail.cf should have been
saved as sendmail.cf.rpmnew
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
change /etc/mail/sendmail.cf to (say) allow external connections, and then run
"yum update sendmail" -- tada! A default sendmail.cf overrides the changes.
I am sorry, but changes should be made in the sendmail.mc file in /etc/mail.
/etc/sendmail.cf gets automatically overwritten if there is a change in any of
the mc files in /etc/mail.