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Bug 62640 - Remove sendmail from Base component
Remove sendmail from Base component
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Powers
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-04-03 12:35 EST by Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:41 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-03 12:36:27 EST
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Description Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-04-03 12:35:00 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.0.1 (CVS >= 20020327); Linux)

Description of problem:
Now that we're shipping postfix, sendmail shouldn't be in the base component anymore.
Having it there makes it impossible to install a postfix system without post-install hackery (calling alternatives or rpm -e sendmail).

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a box for use with postfix
2. Notice sendmail is installed because it's in Base
3. Notice sendmail is treated as the preferred MTA even though postfix was selected

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tim Powers 2002-04-03 12:53:37 EST
You are incorrect.  Install postfix, then use redhat-switchmail to select it as
your MTA.

Not only that, but we must have an MTA in base because there are packages in
base which need an MTA. It's too late to change the inslaller to add an MTA
selection screen, so this is what we are left with.


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