Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64195
Postfix does not provide /usr/bin/newaliases
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
The Postfix RPM does not provide /usr/bin/newaliases making it impossible to use
with all RPMs (in this case mailman). There is
a specific /usr/bin/newaliases.postfix provided in the RPM just like it is in
sendmail (/usr/bin/newaliases.sendmail) but the sendmail RPM also provides
/usr/bin/newaliases (although it is not present as a file in the RPM - I guess
it is post-install script that is running or something).
I do not wish to install both Postfix and sendmail to be able to
use mailman it might cause confusion and it takes up disk space.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.rpm -Uvh mailmain-x.i386.rpm postfix-x.i386.rpm
Actual Results: Can't install mailman because of the dependancy problem.
Expected Results: That I should be able to install mailman.
Same problem exists in the Raw Hide Postfix RPM.
This is fixed in RHL 7.3 -- the alternatives magic to generate a symbolic link
from /usr/bin/newaliases.postfix to /usr/bin/newaliases is now done.