Bug 91954 - Stub support for Exim broken
Stub support for Exim broken
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-switch-mail (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
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Reported: 2003-05-30 06:05 EDT by Jon Warbrick
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:54 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-17 10:34:12 EDT
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Description Jon Warbrick 2003-05-30 06:05:35 EDT
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Description of problem:
redhat-switch-mail contains undocumented stub support for the Exim MTA, in
addition to postfix and sebdmail. But it's broken. get_default_mta in
functions.py checks for the current MTP being /usr/sbin/exim.postfix when it
should be /usr/sbin/sendmail.exim

Additionally it would help if the switch function could correctly stop or start
all three posible MTA services, not just sendmail and postfix.

I apreciate that you don't distribute an Exim RPM (though I think you should!),
however with this fix redhat-switch-mail would at least support the RPM I'm

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Take a look at the functions.py source

Actual Results:  redhat-switch-mail doesn't recognise Exim as the currently
installed MTA

Expected Results:  redhat-switch-mail could usefully recognise Exim as the
currently installed MTA

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Comment 1 Ngo Than 2003-06-02 06:47:21 EDT
exim is not yet supported in current redhat-switch-mail, because we don't have
it in the distribution.

I will add it in next version.

Comment 2 Ngo Than 2003-07-17 10:34:12 EDT
it's fixed now in 0.5.19, which will be available in next days. Thanks for your

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