Subject: Re: Upgrading removes sendmail, breaks system config
To: Pavel Cahyna <>
From: Johnny Billquist <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/11/2007 14:27:16
Pavel Cahyna skrev:
> On Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 02:20:40PM +0200, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 12:07:02PM +0000, Pavel Cahyna wrote:
>>> Which is of course not true generally, but how do you want to solve it?
>> As I said, make postinstall scream loud when mailer.conf indicates that
>> sendmail from base is being used, and let the user decide (with the help
>> of some to-be-written documentation).  It cannot be solved automatically
>> as Matthias also pointed out.
> Does this mean that ~all attempts to use sysinst for upgrades would
> fail? Sysinst invokes postinstall.

If they have used sendmail in the past, then yes. You cannot do an 
upgrade without user intervention in that case.

That's one of the effects of ripping out sendmail. Things get broken.


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