Bug 65617 - fetchmail rpm depends on sendmail
fetchmail rpm depends on sendmail
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fetchmail (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Miloslav Trmač
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-05-28 13:54 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-03 11:07:02 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-05-28 13:54:02 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.9-31 i686)

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.

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How reproducible:

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
the rest.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Miloslav Trmač 2005-06-03 11:07:02 EDT
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
non-working software.

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