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Bug 87731 - /etc/mail/Makefile should be considered a configuration file
Summary: /etc/mail/Makefile should be considered a configuration file
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Florian La Roche
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-01 20:26 UTC by H. Peter Anvin
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-04-04 18:31:09 UTC

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Description H. Peter Anvin 2003-04-01 20:26:30 UTC
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Description of problem:
/etc/mail/Makefile frequently contains site-specific rules.  Current sendmail
RPMs will replace /etc/mail/Makefile on updates, and put the old one in
Makefile.rpmsave.  This means the administrator has to manually correct the
configuration after each update.

Instead, /etc/mail/Makefile should be marked as a configuration file, so that a
modified file isn't replaced automatically, but the new default is installed as

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have customized /etc/mail/Makefile
2. Upgrade sendmail via RPM
3. Examine Makefile

Actual Results:  Makefile replaced; old Makefile in Makefile.rpmsave

Expected Results:  Makefile intact; new Makefile in Makefile.rpmnew

Additional info:

Thanks for dealing with the associated problem described in bug 86005.

Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2003-04-04 18:31:09 UTC
I have changed this to config(noreplace).


Florian La Roche

Comment 2 H. Peter Anvin 2003-04-05 21:19:15 UTC

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