Bug 782 - upgrade installs sendmail which causes qmail to stop working correctly.
Summary: upgrade installs sendmail which causes qmail to stop working correctly.
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Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 1999-01-11 21:21 UTC by mw
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-26 19:38:07 UTC


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Description mw 1999-01-11 21:21:22 UTC
I have qmail installed on my system via an rpm
which  has "%provides MTA smtpdaemon" and
"%conflicts sendmail".  Nevertheless, when I upgraded
my 5.0 system to 5.2--though I did not select it--sendmail
got installed.  This silently overwote some essential files
in the qmail package---and after rebooting, sendmail started
accepting mail, and deliver it to the wrong place.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-03-26 19:14:59 UTC
which files were overwritten?? If we have a list of that we can
%config those files in the sendmail rpm.

Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-03-26 19:38:59 UTC
After reviewing the sendmail and qmail rpm, we cannot fix this.
the qmail sepc file lists:

%file
<snip>
/usr/lib/sendmail
/usr/sbin/sendmail


This is bad.  The qmail rpm should either make a symlink to 'sendmail'
or be listed as 'qmail' or something else.  this is why these files
conflict.

------- Email Received From  Mate Wierdl <mw@wierdlmpc.msci.memphis.edu> 03/26/99 14:47 -------


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