Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 87731
/etc/mail/Makefile should be considered a configuration file
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:40 EDT
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Description of problem:
/etc/mail/Makefile frequently contains site-specific rules. Current sendmail
RPMs will replace /etc/mail/Makefile on updates, and put the old one in
Makefile.rpmsave. This means the administrator has to manually correct the
configuration after each update.
Instead, /etc/mail/Makefile should be marked as a configuration file, so that a
modified file isn't replaced automatically, but the new default is installed as
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have customized /etc/mail/Makefile
2. Upgrade sendmail via RPM
3. Examine Makefile
Actual Results: Makefile replaced; old Makefile in Makefile.rpmsave
Expected Results: Makefile intact; new Makefile in Makefile.rpmnew
Thanks for dealing with the associated problem described in bug 86005.
I have changed this to config(noreplace).
Florian La Roche