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Bug 782 - upgrade installs sendmail which causes qmail to stop working correctly.
Summary: upgrade installs sendmail which causes qmail to stop working correctly.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-01-11 21:21 UTC by mw
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-03-26 19:38:07 UTC

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Description mw 1999-01-11 21:21:22 UTC
I have qmail installed on my system via an rpm
which  has "%provides MTA smtpdaemon" and
"%conflicts sendmail".  Nevertheless, when I upgraded
my 5.0 system to 5.2--though I did not select it--sendmail
got installed.  This silently overwote some essential files
in the qmail package---and after rebooting, sendmail started
accepting mail, and deliver it to the wrong place.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-03-26 19:14:59 UTC
which files were overwritten?? If we have a list of that we can
%config those files in the sendmail rpm.

Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-03-26 19:38:59 UTC
After reviewing the sendmail and qmail rpm, we cannot fix this.
the qmail sepc file lists:


This is bad.  The qmail rpm should either make a symlink to 'sendmail'
or be listed as 'qmail' or something else.  this is why these files

------- Email Received From  Mate Wierdl <> 03/26/99 14:47 -------

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