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Bug 6253

Summary: RFE: Allow user to specify MTA to use
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: chip
Component: distributionAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact:
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: low    
Version: 6.1CC: rvokal
Target Milestone: ---Keywords: FutureFeature
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2002-04-25 21:20:42 UTC Type: ---
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Description chip 1999-10-22 16:56:09 UTC
There was no set of gyrations I could go through to get
the 6.1 update to *NOT* install sendmail.  It overwrote
my (rpm-installed) installation of postfix, too, without
barfing on the conflicts.

Comment 1 Matthew Miller 2000-02-19 02:11:59 UTC
I agree; this is a relatively serious problem. Sendmail should not be in the
base.

As a workaround, you should be able to modify the comps file yourself -- look at
i386/base/comps. You could even replace sendmail with postfix there. (If you
remove the sendmail rpm and replace it with postfix, make sure to run genhdlist
util.)

Of course, if you don't have spare HD space and/or the ability to do a network
install from your own mirror, this doesn't help much.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-04-28 19:21:59 UTC
*** Bug 10384 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-09-26 16:10:26 UTC
Moving to RESOVLED - DEFERRED from CLOSED - DEFERRED

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2000-09-26 16:56:09 UTC
Moving to RESOVLED - DEFERRED from CLOSED - DEFERRED

Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2001-09-14 16:18:42 UTC
Reassigning to distribution component.

Comment 6 Brent Fox 2002-06-04 16:04:12 UTC
Implemented in Red Hat Linux 7.3 as:
redhat-switchmail-0.5.1-1.noarch.rpm
redhat-switchmail-gnome-0.5.1-1.noarch.rpm