|Summary:||fetchmailconf tool is absent in sendmail package|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4||Reporter:||Andy Shevchenko <andy>|
|Component:||fetchmail||Assignee:||Miloslav Trmač <mitr>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2005-07-03 20:30:23 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Andy Shevchenko 2005-06-30 18:39:56 UTC
Description of problem: fetchmailconf tool is missed in sendmail package. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): RHEL distribution version of affected packages.
Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2005-07-01 11:11:28 UTC
fetchmailconf is the configuration tool of fetchmail. Assigning to fetchmail.
Comment 2 Miloslav Trmač 2005-07-03 20:30:23 UTC
Thanks for your report. As detailed in http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/, adding fetchmailconf within a release of RHEL 4 is out of scope of RHEL enhancement errata. For adding fetchmailconf in future RHEL releases, it should be in a Fedora release. The reasons for not including fetchmailconf there are: * It essentially duplicates a subset of the functionality of full e-mail clients with a GUI, without being a good replacement. fetchmailconf is just an editor for ~/.fetchmailrc without any additional guidance or user-friendliness. Even when using fetchmailconf it is still necessary to refer to the manual page to learn about the meaning of the options that can be set using fetchmailconf. * For a working fetchmail deployment it is necessary to configure a system-wide MTA. Doing this correctly and testing the whole mail setup requires enough expertise to make the advantages of using fetchmailconf negligible.