Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 437409
submit.cf.rpmnew created after upgrade
Last modified: 2008-08-26 09:44:48 EDT
Description of problem:
Upgrading "sendmail" RPM creates unnecessary "/etc/mail/submit.cf.rpmnew"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Generate a new "/etc/mail/submit.cf"
2. rpm -Uhv sendmail
RPM version of "submit.cf" saved as "submit.cf.rpmnew"
Just create "submint.mc.rpmnew" if necessary. Do not try to
Since "submit.cf" is always regenerated from "submit.mc", there should be no
need to include a "submit.cf" with the upgrade package.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Engineering for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.
Red Hat does not currently plan to provide this change in a Red Hat Enterprise
Linux update release for currently deployed products.
With the goal of minimizing risk of change for deployed systems, and in
response to customer and partner requirements, Red Hat takes a conservative
approach when evaluating enhancements for inclusion in maintenance updates
for currently deployed products. The primary objectives of update releases
are to enable new hardware platform support and to resolve critical
However, Red Hat will further review this request for potential inclusion
in future major releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.