Note: This is a beta release of Red Hat Bugzilla 5.0. The data contained within is a snapshot of the live data so any changes you make will not be reflected in the production Bugzilla. Also email is disabled so feel free to test any aspect of the site that you want. File any problems you find or give feedback here.
Bug 87592 - sendmail needlessly required
Summary: sendmail needlessly required
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-29 15:16 UTC by Chris Ricker
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:35 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-04-01 15:41:58 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

Description Chris Ricker 2003-03-29 15:16:39 UTC
during installation, sendmail is currently required (meaning that I cannot
deselect it during package selection). It should instead be default (meaning
that its selected, but can be deselected), for those of us who install postfix
instead and have no need for sendmail to be installed

currently, I just have to 

rpm -e sendmail
rpm -e sendmail-cf

in the %post to work around this bug

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-03-31 16:51:50 UTC
It's in the 'core' group, which is always installed anyway, as I recall. So
having it default in mailserver won't help your case. 

Comment 2 Chris Ricker 2003-04-01 14:39:36 UTC
It's not in core

It's in base, where it is default like it should be

The problem is that it's in mail-server as well, and there it is mandatory
instead of default

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2003-04-01 15:41:58 UTC
The issues is that if it's default-but-unselected in mail server, then you have
to rely on the comps implementation to DTRT to avoid machines being installed
without any mailserver. I don't think this will change at this point.

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.