Bug 66746 - Postfix package should provide /usr/bin/newaliases
Summary: Postfix package should provide /usr/bin/newaliases
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: postfix   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: wdovlrrw
QA Contact:
: 70404 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-06-14 20:05 UTC by Miguel Armas
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-06-14 20:05:32 UTC
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Description Miguel Armas 2002-06-14 20:05:26 UTC
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Description of problem:
Mailman package requires /usr/bin/newaliases and Postfix doesn't provide it. So to install Mailman without breaking dependencies we need both MTA. Postfix includes a newaliases program, but it is't reflected in the RPM database

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.rpm -ivh mailman

Actual Results:  error: failed dependencies:
        /usr/bin/newaliases   is needed by mailman-2.0.9-1

Expected Results:  Install mailman, since I already have an MTA (PostFix)

Additional info:

Just add the /usr/bin/newaliases entry to the "Provides" section in the Postfix specfile

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2002-08-13 02:21:45 UTC
*** Bug 70404 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2003-03-29 23:47:25 UTC
Even if this bug was fixed on the rawhide errata at that time, and later on the 
8.0 release of the package, it is important to realize that the current release 
of the postfix packafe for 7.3 is still broken, and the 8.0, or later binary 
package (including rawhide) is not meant to be a replacement as there is no 
binary compatibility between those releases.

it is a fairly easy to fix bug as you can :

1) --nodep the removal of sendmail (leaving an inconsistent rpm db)
2) add "Provides: /usr/bin/newaliases" to the postfix spec and install a
   --rebuild package (leaving a non standard/custom made package on the system)
3) just leave sendmail because of the dependency (an additional package that
   need to be administered even if not used)

eventhough, a formal "errata" from RedHat would be an even better solution


PS. adding karsten to the bug as he is the one that is responsable for the 
change on the 8.0 package if the %ChangeLog is to be trusted

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