Bug 312081 - /etc/sendmail.cf overridden -- yikes!
/etc/sendmail.cf overridden -- yikes!
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-09-28 21:38 EDT by Scott Doty
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-01 10:02:43 EDT
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Description Scott Doty 2007-09-28 21:38:22 EDT
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

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How reproducible:

change /etc/mail/sendmail.cf to (say) allow external connections, and then run
"yum update sendmail" -- tada!  A default sendmail.cf overrides the changes.
Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2007-10-01 10:02:43 EDT
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.

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