Bug 64677 - can't install on base Red Hat system due to unnecessary Perl usage
can't install on base Red Hat system due to unnecessary Perl usage
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: postfix (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: wdovlrrw
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Reported: 2002-05-09 10:22 EDT by Chris Ricker
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-09 11:44:57 EDT
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Description Chris Ricker 2002-05-09 10:22:52 EDT
Postfix is not installable on a base Red Hat install, because the postfix spec
includes this little gem that needs to be rewritten using sed:

# Put db3 in the chroot jail, but only if the soname is correct
%triggerin -- db3
DBVER=`ldd %{_libexecdir}/postfix/pickup |grep libdb |perl -pi -e "s,\s+,,g;s,=>
if [ -e "/lib/$DBVER" ]; then
        copy "/lib/$DBVER" %{ROOT}/lib

Perl cannot be used in specs!  It may or may not be installed....  When
installing postfix on systems which don't have or need perl, the install fails
in the %post phase because of this.
Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2002-05-09 11:44:53 EDT
Encountered this today on a machine where I've protected perl. With sed, one fix
would be:

DBVER=`ldd /usr/libexec/postfix/pickup |grep libdb |sed s,[[:blank:]],,g;s,=>.*,,"`

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