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Bug 66651 - /usr/lib/sendmail not using alternatives system.
/usr/lib/sendmail not using alternatives system.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-06-12 19:04 EDT by jafo-redhat
Modified: 2008-12-11 13:18 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-21 11:22:48 EDT
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Description jafo-redhat 2002-06-12 19:04:21 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.3 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020523

Description of problem:
It would seem useful to either have /usr/lib/sendmail (and possibly
/usr/bin/sendmail) perhaps be installed in their own package (such as
a "sendmail-compat" package which just includes those links), or
otherwise is installed in such a way that the the links to these
paths can be provided without requiring that sendmail be installed.

As it is, building another MTA RPM which has a sendmail wrapper
means that either it has to conflict with sendmail, or it has to
rely on the sendmail package existing in order for /usr/lib/sendmail to work.

Perhaps another alternative would be to have the alternatives system allow
setting up multiple links to the mta wrapper, or provide another standard entry
that could be used to include this wrapper (like mta-alt?).

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install sendmail RPM.
2.Install another MTA RPM that tries to work well with the alternatives system.

Either the two above will conflict, or the removal of sendmail will
cause /usr/lib/sendmail to go away.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2004-04-21 11:22:48 EDT
Fixed since sendmail-8.12.11-1.2.

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