Subject: Re: disabling some postinstall fixes
To: None <>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/02/2007 23:32:02
On Fri, May 25, 2007 at 11:19:07AM +0200, Pavel Cahyna wrote:
> hello,
> I have filed PR install/36180
> (
> about postinstall removing sendmail configuration. I believe that this
> should not happen by default during upgrades, because users who want to
> continue using sendmail would lose their configuration files.
> To prevent it, I want to separate the postinstall checks in two groups:
> enabled and disabled by default. The latter would not be executed if no
> items are given on the command line; to execute them one would have to ask
> for them explicitely.

Done. To address the rest of the problem, which is that
/usr/share/sendmail gets removed on upgrade, I would like to remove
everything under /usr/share/sendmail from the list of obsolete files and
let postinstall handle it (in the sendmail item, now disabled by default).