Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65617
fetchmail rpm depends on sendmail
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:47 EDT
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Description of problem:
upgrading to fetchmail via up2date forced me to install sendmail, which broke
email on my system until I reverted it and reinstalled the pertinent portions of
As far as I know, fetchmail does not depend on sendmail. It depends on having a
working SMTP daemon, but that is all.
Also, it would be nice if up2date would allow me to reject supposedly "required"
packages and yet continue with upgrading the ones I care about, for cases like
this when dependencies are incorrect.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade to latest fetchmail via up2date.
Actual Results: up2date claimed it had to also upgrade to latest sendmail.
Expected Results: up2date should have upgraded only fetchmail, or at least
provided me an option to cancel just the sendmail upgrade while proceeding with
I'm sorry about the late response.
fetchmail actually requires "smtpdaemon"; if you are using qmail, you
should have it packaged in a rpm package that provides "smtpdaemon".
up2date can't know whether the required package has a working replacement
on your system or not; ignoring (or just allowing the user to ignore)
dependencies could easily lead to partially installed systems with