Subject: Re: Upgrading removes sendmail, breaks system config
To: None <>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/09/2007 00:28:00
On Tue, May 29, 2007 at 07:57:52PM +0200, Hauke Fath wrote:
> At 5:10 Uhr +0000 29.5.2007, Darren Reed wrote:
> >On doing an upgrade install, using sysinst, sendmail gets removed but
> >/etc/mailer.conf does not get updated, resulting in lots of garbage
> >error messages because soemthing cannot find sendmail.
> Personally, I go with untaring the install sets (minus {x,etc.tgz}, then
> run etcupdate(8) which takes care of mailer.conf among others. There are
> complaints about postinstall purging sendmail belongings too aggressive,
> though, and I share them.

postinstall now does not remove sendmail config files by default, you have
to explicitely request it.