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Bug 162193 - fetchmailconf tool is absent in sendmail package
Summary: fetchmailconf tool is absent in sendmail package
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: fetchmail
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Miloslav Trmač
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-30 18:39 UTC by Andy Shevchenko
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-07-03 20:30:23 UTC
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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, 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

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